Drawer Lessons Learned
Well i made 5 large drawers for the dresser a while back and to coin a phrase "it wasn't a walk in the park" so after that i did some correcting on my methods.. and it made a world of difference in the next batch of ten.. to some this maybe old hat but to others that have been holding off on making drawers this may help to avoid some of the misgivings that can arise during the process..
lay out your pieces and mark them for what side they go even if its evident, our mind seems to do things it shouldnt sometimes
check fit before glue up, and then make corrections for fit, nothing is worse than thinking its all good
and the bottom wont fit in the grove while you have glue on already!! also take and sand the edge of the grove to allow for a easier start in the grove..
makes a world of difference when glue is trying to dry on you
now lay your parts out in the sequence they need to go in and have the glue pan ready,, this trick is a off shoot from glenn's pot,,
this cleans up easily with just a few bends of the lid, and you can get at the glue much easier than handling a bottle for all of it
these bessy setup blocks make for a nice square clamp up, and and allows for the clamps to be away from the wood so as to not mar it..
So now on the next step, Sanding them and fitting them in the dresser
If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
One hand washes the other!
Don't put off today till tomorrow!