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Friday, May 25, 2007

Building More Drawers

I'm finally back to working on the kitchen, after about a month of doing just about everything but that. The pictures below show how I assemble the sides of the pullout shelves and drawers for the island.

I went for very simple construction: butt-joints glued with polyurethane and assembled with screws. I could have done dados or even dovetails, but I have found this method to be plenty strong.

I use a small drill press and a set-up board to pre-drill the holes:

A set-up board allows me to easily drill the same distance in, and marks on the set-up board give me the location to drill:

Here are the first drawer boxes assembled. I need to put the bottoms in tomorrow.

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