The Details For Drawer Construction

Drawer Construction Plans

The drawers used on the cheat and the night stand shown in this issue are a little out of the ordinary. We wanted to keep the design clean and simple . . , yet we also wanted to build drawers that were interesting from a woodworking standpoint.

To make them interesting, we decided to have absolutely clean drawer fronts — not even any drawer pulls. Instead, the lower edge of the drawer front has a concealed cove which is used to open the drawer.

This feature had to be taken into consideration for the design of the cabinet as well as the drawer. The drawer front has to extend down far enough to allow room for the cove, see Fig, 1, At the same time, the cabinet has to be designed so there's enough clearance to allow you to get your fingers into the coved lip.

As this design took shape, what we were really doing was designing the chest around the drawers. Or more precisely, designing the openings in the chest for specific drawers.

After all the design considerations were worked out, there was still the practical matter of building the drawers. This involved two basic decisions: I) the construction (joinery) that would be used for the drawers, and 2) the method used to mount them in the cabinet (the guide system).

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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