I’m still putting together my drawers.  I’ve fitted the front and sides in the drawer slots and marked out drawer parts.  I’ll be dovetailing the sides and putting in a slot for the drawer bottom.Originally I was going to pin the backs, but I’ve been watching how Shannon Rogers is doing his drawers for his Hand Tool School Tool cabinet, so I’ll be putting in one single dovetail for the back.

Sides and bottom are 1/2″ maple with a 3/4″ walnut front.

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5 Responses to Drawers

  1. Shannon says:

    Nothing wrong with pinning the backs, but I think you will find greater durability by using cut nails and a rabbet joint. Dowel pins work as well. Of course the single dovetail works great and is really fast too.

  2. I was going to dado the back into the sides and then pin it. I like you single tail idea waaaay better. And it's be less effort.Thanks for the idea!

  3. Hi Marilyn,What is that device under the drawer parts? It looks like some sort of clamp or auxiliary vise.

  4. That's my bench on bench that I got from Tools for Woodworking (http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com//Merchant/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=toolshop&Product_Code=MS-BOB.XX&Category_Code=&Search=bench%20on%20bench). My bench is low for planing and the BOB elevates for dovetail cutting and chiseling. It's kinda like the Moxon Vise.

  5. Thanks for the link, I hadn't see one of those before. Neat idea, I'd better get my bench finished first.

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