Cabinet Making #4: Drawer Fronts and Test Fitting

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Blog entry by Tim Dorcas posted 06-28-2010 06:53 AM 3304 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Making the drawer fronts was similar to making the drawers themselves. The actual construction of the fronts was not overly hard but there was a lot of repetition in terms of milling the wood. The one thing I could have done to improve the overall construction was mill the wood close and then let it acclimate it a bit more.

Here’s a picture of the drawer fronts on one cabinet


Here’s the cabinets being integrated together.

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 07:05 AM

Great job looks super

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 07:59 AM

Those are nice drawer fronts.

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 02:19 PM

What a great job!! I need one of these…

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 02:42 PM

Are the drawer fronts poplar too? Looks great.

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 06:09 PM

The Drawer Front Frames are actually made of Tiger Maple. The inserts are 1/4” Baltic Birch Ply.

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#6 posted 07-31-2010 11:11 PM

The drawer fronts looks good.

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 02:12 AM

Wow. Very nice.

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