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How to Carve Drawer Pulls by Hand

There comes a time in every project with doors and drawers called “pull-gatory,” when the struggle of sticking something onto the front of the beautiful piece you’ve just made grinds progress to a halt. I’ve been there a few times, and I’m there now with a little wall cabinet that I’m...

Video: Sturdy Drawer Joint on a Table Saw

The dovetail is the drawer joint of choice in many a classic drawer, but for a more mechanized world, the drawer joint of choice is often the half-blind tongue-in-groove. Sturdy, interlocking, mechanical without the need of nails, and quickly made on a table saw this joint often appears in commercial cabinetry (in...

AW Extra 6/12/14 – Restore a Chest of Drawers

Restore a Chest of Drawers Make broken-down drawers fit and work like new By Tim Johnson At first glance, the broken-down chest of drawers looks like a lost cause—a wreck even by garage-sale standards. After all, it’s been sitting out in Uncle Ed’s garage forever, and the drawers haven’t budged for...

12 Drawer Dresser

12 Drawer Dresser A master craftsman’s method for making perfectly spaced drawers. By Bruce Kieffer I made this dresser for a client whose father designed and built similar furniture back in the 1950s. Its grid system is very modern looking, but getting all the spacing just right requires an old-fashioned, methodical...

AW Extra 10/31/13 – European Hinges

European Hinges German engineering results in a clean look, simple and predictable installation and three-way adjustability. By Jim Grandbois Once I discovered the simplicity of hanging doors with European hinges, I was hooked.Unlike butt hinges,European hinges are totally adjustable and very easy to install. With the help of a simple drill...

Fast-and-Easy Drawer Boxes

Fast-and-Easy Drawer Boxes A unique router table, with two machines, does the trick. By Jeff Corns Making drawers can chew up a lot of time-unless you’ve got an efficient system. I’ve worked in several cabinetmaking shops where drawers are made fast. I’ve adopted their methods for my home shop, where I...

David Blackburn’s "True Love"

Here's a recent project that just won 3rd place in the San Diego Del Mar Fair for 2011.  The piece is called "True Love".        It's a 5' 15 drawer heart shaped that's on a swivel piece of stone.  It's got lots of different types of wood and also...