Drawer Making


  • Center For Furniture Craftsmanship Rockport, Maine

Making and fitting beautiful, dovetailed drawers is a hallmark of highly refined craftsmanship. This workshop focuses on the fine points of creating carefully made drawers that smoothly open and close.

Practicing methods of work that encourage consistency and quality, each participant makes a solid-wood drawer to fit an existing case using classic hand-cut dovetail construction. Garrett covers pertinent topics such as case preparation, wood selection, milling, layout, sharpening and use of chisels, saws, planes, and other hand tools.

 Students have the option of fitting drawers to sheet good cases provided by the school, or of preparing ready-to-assemble hardwood cases in advance from plans provided by Garrett.