Drawer building; Before or After main glue up

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Forum topic by Everett1 posted 03-12-2012 07:50 PM 685 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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213 posts in 1956 days

03-12-2012 07:50 PM

Hi folks,

Last project, i made the drawers by clamping up the table, then fitting it.

Do most people prefer/reccomend doing the main piece glue THEN creating the drawers after? I’m thinking this would have made my life easier

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 08:00 PM

Yep, I prefer building the case completely, then the drawers to fit, because no matter how much we try things adjust their sizes after the fact as they see fit.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 08:01 PM

Most prefer to make doors and drawers after the main piece is made. This way you can measure and fit your drawer and guides, and or doors.
Others will have helpful tips as well.

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