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(D) drawer runners, and (E) kickers, whose function it is to prevent the drawer sides kicking up as the drawer is withdrawn.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 slot screwing at the back. Plywood or laminboard sides have the runners housed and glued with a small pin (4A) driven in at an angle to hold the runner flush with the front rail. The centre division (c) has a front upright tenoned and wedged to top and bottom rails, and a long-grain division tongued in with a wide double runner (D) screwed up. An alternative method of forming the centre division is shown in 243:5,
and is supported by a dovetailed hanger at the back (6F). Figure 243:9 shows another method suitable for flush-top carcasses, with the division dowelled or dovetail housed to the top, housed and screwed to the front rail, and the drawer runner stub tenoned to the front rail. Fillets for side-hung drawers are shown in 243:7, while in 243:8, where a framed carcass construction (243:10) is used, drawer guides (G) glued to the runners are required.
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