Drawers

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…

Skipping Dovetails for a "Contemporary" Look Making drawers is sometimes less about the joints that hold the boxes together but fitting them to the case and getting an even reveal. But I do have to…

4 Ways for Fitting Drawers that Aren't Square I haven't had a lot of problems with fitting drawers to a case over the years. Sometimes things end up out of square however and you need…

  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…

In this installment, I'm going to build the drawer and the web frame to support it. Normally this is a pretty straightforward exercise that we have seen many times in previous projects. This time however,…

  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…

  Photo Courtesy of Charles BenderThis episode is all about the secret compartment.  These small boxes were quite valuable as the price of tea was very high in the 18th century.…

The process between part 3 of this build and part 4 and 5 is really all about little details...repeated over and over.  For every detail I show, imagine doing it 9 more times for each…