Frame and panel or frame and thin skin construction

Marshall Cabinet Construction

Much of this method of construction is a legacy of the utility furniture of the 1940s and early 1950s, when wood was at a premium and components were whittled down to a bare minimum. The extremely thin veneered plywood skins and panels were designed to give the appearance of solid wood construction and a traditional feel. This method of construction, 177 Basic construction showing joints 1. Housed with economy of material as its main aim, dadoed joint 2 amp 3. Tongue and lap 4. Mitre and became...

Solid board carcass construction

This method of carcass construction is rarely undertaken by large manufacturers, and, when it is, the wood is usually strip laminated for stability and uniformity of colour and grain in production. Figure 185, for example, shows a solid wood top made of 18 in 45 cm sections glued together with a resin adhesive to form an 18 in 45 cm board. Ercol of High Wycombe 182 Framed carcasses using thin sheet material 182 Framed carcasses using thin sheet material are the masters of this form of...

Drawer rails runners kickers and guides

Chest Drawers Rails And Kickers

A typical carcass framing for a chest is shown in 243 1, with A the top bearer rails dovetailed into the sides, B the lower drawer rail twin stub tenoned in, C the central division, D drawer runners, and E kickers, whose function it is to prevent the drawer sides kicking up as the drawer is withdrawn. In solid work the drawer runners 3D are stub tenoned and glued into grooves in the front rail and housed to the sides, but the housing dadoes must not be glued, and the runners are secured by open...