We are going to build some sweetly running drawers. But to really understand about fitting drawers, you need to have an accurate and strong case to support and guide them. So we'll make that case, which is a fun project in itself.
Drawers can be built in a nearly unlimited variety of sizes, shapes, and ways they are supported. We’ll explore the best of these variations, along with dovetails, using solid wood bottoms, determining the thickness of the various parts, and dealing with seasonal wood movement. Most of these ideas can be distilled to a simple and elegant drawer design that works for nearly every situation. We’ll build one or two such fine drawers, ones that can serve as models for every drawer you go on to build.