A well-made, smooth-running and snug-fitting drawer is the sign of quality craftsmanship. A traditional drawer uses no mechanical slides but still has a piston fit and opens and closes smoothly.
In this woodworking video, Building a Classic Drawer, Alan Turner shows every detail to make a hand-crafted, perfect drawer.
Learn Alan's tips on:
- Making precise, hand-cut dovetails
- Sizing the front to fit the opening, and sizing the drawer to the case
- Adding cockbeading to a drawer front
- Making and fitting drawers and stops for smooth operation
- The importance of grain orientation for appearance and ease fitting
- And more
Alan Turner - Alan Turner is the founder of Philadelphia Furniture Workshop and has been working wood for about 50 years. Turner honed his skills as an amateur, and when his family’s homes were filled with his work, he hung out a shingle as a studio furniture maker.