Painting half blind dovetailed drawer fronts
I am making Mike Pekovich’s Shaker Chimney Cupboard with some modifications. First, I am making it out of soft maple which will be painted. Second, the back panel will be quarter sawn white oak that will not be painted. For the drawers I wanted to paint the drawer front the same as the cabinet, but make the sides and back of the drawers from the same white oak I am using for the back panel. Once the dovetails are cut and the drawer assembled are there any good tips on how to paint the drawer front but keeping the paint off of the sides (which will just get done shellac)?