Saturday, March 13, 2010

Drawer Assembly

By simply using a table saw to rip 1/4" grooves into the side panels for the drawer, I am able to assemble the drawer together snugly. I notched the edge of the side panels to create a male piece and then grooved out the front and back of the drawer to create the receiving female part as shown above.

By also ripping an 1/4" groove 1/2" from the bottom of all sides of the drawer assembly I can now easily slide in a panel for the drawer bottom.

Wood glue in the grooves, assemble and clamp to let the glue set overnight.

I picked up some heavy duty drawer brackets from your local-national bulk hardware store and I now have a finished nightstand.

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