The holidays have really set me behind schedule on completing this set of bedside tables. Luckily though, I’ve been promising Samantha I’d build them for a few years now, so she’s use to the delayed schedule.
In today’s episode I’m concentrating on getting the drawers built. Nothing fancy about these boxes. Rabbeted ends on the sides to attach to the front and back of the boxes. A simple groove for the plywood bottom. And then eventually a false front for the drawer face (a topic I’ll discuss in an upcoming episode).
I know many of you will be asking why there’s no dovetailed boxes or why I decided to use basic drawer slides vs homemade or a more expensive version. The fact of the matter is simply that the boxes will be closed the majority of the time, and while I love dovetailed joinery, I don’t feel the need to use it all the time when there’s other options.
Speaking of options, the one point of controversy I’m anticipating from today’s video will be surrounding my single blade method of cutting the rabbets. I won’t go into details about it here, but I stand by method and will simply state once again; it works, it’s safe and if you’re not comfortable with it don’t do it.
Tools featured in today’s episode:
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