Case Work

Federal Classic Design with a Contemporary Feel This Sheraton bedside table is my original design, but I borrow elements heavily from the 18th century Sheraton style. The legs especially speak to that period. However in…

Drawer Guides: Side Hung, Center, and Traditional There are 3 ways to guide a drawer and which method you choose will depend on the case design and how much structure you need to keep the…

Precise Milling of Boards with Sketchy Dovetails Dovetailing the case of this chest is a good place to start since the internal dimensions of it dictate the sizes of everything we make from here on…

Internal Elements Make Sure Your Case Will Be Durable There is a lot of mystery to the new woodworker about what goes on inside a case piece. What do the drawers run on? How are…

Casework Tip: Turn Variables into Constants Building square cases is at the core of just about all furniture projects. For that matter out of square cases, like you would find in many contemporary pieces, or…

Gang Your Parts Together For the Most Accurate Layout Getting a square case starts with laying out square. Sounds kind of obvious right? The problem is that we tend to rely on measuring too much.…

  Casework is About Consistency This Japanese tool box comes from the Japanese side of woodworking and is often seen filled with Japanese saws and planes and chisels. The design is so minimal and beautiful…

  The blanket chest is pretty timeless and has been around for centuries if not millennia. This build will focus on a late 18th Century to early 19th century rural American version that southern colonists…

Internal Dividers In today's live session I cut some stopped dados to house internal dividers in this cabinet. I specifically determined the order that I would cut and fit these dados so that with each…

http://handtoolschool.wistia.com/medias/zhmbzp2ep4?embedType=async&seo=false&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=800 Video Quick Links Sharpening Skewed Blades Sharpening Narrow Chisels Workbench Height Round or Square Dogs Fitting a Flush Front Drawer Aligning Carcass Dados Research Resources for Casework This is kind of a grab bag…

  Time to build the drawer and the tray then finish off with the workbench top. If your compound dovetail technique isn't honed by now, building the drawer to precisely fit the case will sharpen…

  Have you gotten enough practice on those scary compound dovetails yet? Time to put it to the test and build the carcass of the tool box. This video tackles some interesting challenges in joinery…

In this episode I lay out and cut all the case dados, then rip out the back and corner stiles. We have covered several ways to cut a dado so this time I make it…

  One of the things y'all keep asking me to cover when we start a new project is more detail on selecting your parts from the rough stock.  Probably the next most popular request is…

  Video Quick Links Project Introduction Rough Cutting Parts Case Dovetails Top Rail Case Assembly Interior Joinery Front Cleat Back Slats Shaping Case Sides Glue Up The Drawer French Cleat Conclusion Build a Saw Til…

  An Introduction to Casework and Cabinetmaking This shelf is all about precision and creating duplicate parts to ensure a square case. Dados and rabbets are the joinery of choice and I show several ways…