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All about drawers. Part 1. Housing and mounting the drawer. Drawer hanging options for four basic carcase types.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 38

All about drawers. Part 2. Making and fitting drawers. Looks at drawer-front options, side-to-front joints, side-to-back joints, drawer-bottom options, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #23 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 52

Top-quality drawer study project. Using traditional solid-wood drawermaking techniques to make a drawer that fits like an automobile piston. The use of quartersawn hardwood is required.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #56 Dec 1996 pg. 50
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 12

Drawer lock joints. Strong, foolproof corners made with a single router setup. Tongues on ends of drawer front and back fit into slots in drawer sides. Two router table jigs (auxiliary fence and booster sled) make the system work.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 56

A quick way to route grooves for plywood drawer bottoms.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #61 Oct 1997 pg. 32

French-dovetailed drawers. Includes instructions for making a dovetail jig that can be used for full- and half-dovetail sockets.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 40

How cock-beading was made and applied to drawer fronts in the 18th century.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 11

Pueblo drawers in 1-, 2-, and 3-drawer sets are stacked together to resemble a Pueblo village. Drawer fronts are colored with textile dye.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1991 (v.69#7) pg. 56, 65

Build an under-the-bed storage unit. A large drawer, mounted on 4 wheels, stores under your bed.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1984 (v.74#2) pg. 66

How to fabricate and install all-wood drawers that ride on wooden support frames inside the cabinet.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2001 (v.24#10) pg. 20

Drawer making technique that uses only a series of cuts with a 1/4" dado blade.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2002 (v.26#2) pg. 14

Kitchen storage. How to build pull out drawers and bins to make better use of your lower kitchen cabinets.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1985 (v.8#12) pg. 28

Tip on aligning a row of flush-mounted drawers using silicon caulking.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1994 (v.17#11) pg. 6

How to make drawer liners to divide drawers into sections. Hardboard or heavy cardboard is covered with fabric.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 18 1980 (v.93#16) pg. 122, 162

How to build wooden drawers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #90 Feb 1966 (v.16#1) pg. 55

Diagrams illustrate how to construct and hang simple wooden drawers without special hardware.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #105 Aug 1968 (v.18#4) pg. 70

A look at how to assemble a drawer from a Drawermaster kit.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #183 Sep 1977 (v.27#6) pg. 40

Tip: How to fix sticking drawers in furniture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #248 Apr 1984 (v.34#4) pg. 157

Under-the-bed case features two large storage drawers which pull out from the sides of the bed.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #269 May-Jun 1986 (v.36#5) pg. 104

Tips on lubricating sticking drawers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #276 Feb 1987 (v.37#2) pg. 56

Cedar lining a drawer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 82

How to repair falling-apart drawers, replace metal drawer issue slides, and free sticking drawers. Some tips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #304 Jan 1990 (v.40#1) pg. 4

Repairing furniture. General rules for repairing broken or coming-apart furniture. Includes specific information on chairs, table legs, hinge screw tear-out, drawer repairs and veneer replacement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #315 Feb 1991 (v.41#2) pg. 53

Tip shows how to make a slotted jig that holds drawers while sanding their sides.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #341 Sep 1993 (v.43#8) pg. 18

Bathroom built-ins. Precise alignment and production techniques are the key to building overlay doors (with concealed hinges) and drawers.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #13 Feb-Mar 1983 pg. 60

Carving cabinets. Adding texture and interest to kitchen cabinet doors and drawer fronts.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #47 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 64

Some examples of 18th century hidden drawers and compartments in desks and tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #3 Summer 1976 pg. 34

Drawer bottoms. Six variations on a theme. How to construct drawers that have (1) French bottom, (2) false French bottom, (3) Kitchen drawer, (4) NK glide, solid bottom, (5) NK glide, plywood bottom and (6) side hung drawer.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 49

How to make and fit drawers. The methods and recommendations shown apply to first-class traditional work, and they involve handwork.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 50

Rarely seen drawer joint uses a lock-joint plus mortise and tenons.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 18

Tip: How to fit drawers to a case.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 22

Tip: Drawers cut from solid pieces of wood can use the top portion of the cutout as the drawer bottom if the cutout has been band sawed on an angle.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 16

How to make drawers. Includes instructions for making an adjustable drafting table with several storage drawers. Includes three drawer-stop ideas and corner joints other than dovetails which can be used.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 4

Tips on applying solid-wood edging to plywood drawer fronts and then trimming to size.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 14

Build and fit a basic drawer. Side-hung drawer features wooden runners and locking joints (at front corners).
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 58

Sliding frame-to-carcase joint is designed to install parting frames (such as drawer supports) into a solid wood carcase. It allows the solid wood carcase sides to expand and contract with changes in relative humidity.
FINE WOODWORKING #54 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 10

Reasons for not finishing both sides of drawers are discussed.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 18

Drawers with curved fronts. Templates and guide blocks simplify the joinery involved in building drawers with concave or convex fronts.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 50
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 20

Pivoting drawers for tight spots.
FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 52

Production drawermaking. Multi-router setup makes quick work of joinery when building plywood drawers.
FINE WOODWORKING #72 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 82

Multiple-drawer construction. Organized system of marking, cutting, assembling and fitting dovetailed drawers results in a piston-like fit.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 48

Single-setup solution for routing tongue-and-rabbet drawer joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 12

Constructing carcase-housed drawers (a drawer built to fit snugly inside a box or carcase).
FINE WOODWORKING #92 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 79

Making a drawer using hand-cut half-blind dovetails to join the drawer front to the sides.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 40

Tip on installing drawer fronts exactly centered in European-style cabinetry (where drawers are flush with surrounding frame).
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 24

Making repairs to badly worn wooden drawer sides.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 20

Drawer-design strategies. Choose the right materials and construction techniques.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 45

Cock beads dress up a drawer. A 17th-century detail that stands the test of time. How to shape and install these small molding strips to the edges of drawers.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 38

Fitting a drawer. A traditional British approach to the classic piston fit inside an airtight case.
FINE WOODWORKING #125 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 72

Foolproof drawer face installation relies on using holes predrilled for drawer-pull hardware.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 34

Engineering a table with drawers. A standardized system for constructing tables with both single and multiple drawers is versatile enough to be applied to almost any style of furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #130 May-Jun 1998 pg. 40

Versatile plywood utility drawers are built with a table saw, a router, and your choice of two basic joints (rabbet or the tongue-and-dado).
FINE WOODWORKING #131 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 45

Cabinetmaking technique. Hints and helpful suggestions for making well fitting drawers featuring hand-cut dovetails.
FURNITURE #1 1992 pg. 46

How to make and install drawers.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 55

How to make partitioned drawers.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Nov 1963-Feb 1964 pg. 40

Tip on fitting a triangular, pivoting drawer to a corner table.
HOME FURNITURE #5 Winter 1995 pg. 101

Technique for book-matching drawer fronts out of one board.
HOME FURNITURE #6 Spring 1996 pg. 72

How to build a fall-front desk and fall-front drawer face.
HOME FURNITURE #7 Summer 1996 pg. 96

Finishing a wooden drawer to make it smell good and slide easily.
HOME FURNITURE #8 Oct 1996 pg. 23

Quick fixes for sticking, loose, and warped drawers.
HOME MECHANIX #745 May 1990 (v.86) pg. 18

Tip: How to cut slots for drawer dividers into the sides of existing drawers.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1986 (v.11#6) pg. 16

Tip on how to fix a sticking drawer.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 99

Tip shows how to use plastic trays and containers to serve as drawers and bins.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1978 (v.3#1) pg. 32

Tip: How to make a set of storage drawers from clear plastic boxes. One end is cut off and a wooden front and knob are made for the drawer front. Can be fitted into a variety of frames.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 16

The ABCs of drawers. Drawer guides, corner joints and dovetailing are featured.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #582 Nov 1976 (v.72) pg. 152

Portable storage bins (drawers) for tools and supplies are made from scrap wood and expanded-metal plaster lath.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66I

Unsticking drawers and related problems.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #665 Oct 1983 (v.79) pg. 34

Cake pan is a ready-made drawer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1963 (v.119#1) pg. 176

How to make drawers. Covers drawer fronts, drawer joinery and drawer installation.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1974 (v.142#3) pg. 74

Wooden drawers that attach underneath kitchen cupboards provide additional storage space.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1978 (v.149#4) pg. 112

Workshop minicourse. More about wood joinery. Joints used in drawers are viewed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 134

How to overcome sticking wooden drawers.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 119

How to build "custom designed" cabinets and drawers for your living room, dining room, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1983 (v.160#3) pg. 80

Tip: How to convert metal bread loaf pans into sturdy workshop storage drawers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1983 (v.160#5) pg. 176

Guide to building drawers. Several construction techniques illustrated including dovetails, flush rabbet joint, double dado joint, box joint, and dovetail dado joint. Eight styles of drawer installation options shown.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1985 (v.162#5) pg. 106

How to fix a problem drawer (sticking, runners, tracks, etc.).
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1988 (v.165#8) pg. 121

Drawer making using only hand tools.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1989 (v.166#11) pg. 93

The ABC's of building chests and cabinets. The fine art of making drawers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1965 (v.186#2) pg. 160

Designing for dimensional change. How to orient the grain and use appropriate joints and fasteners when building wood furniture in order to minimize the effects of expansion and contraction on drawers, doors, tops, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #42 Apr-May 1988 (v.7#6) pg. 22
Added Info POPULAR WOODWORKING #43 Jun 1988 (v.8#1) pg. 6

Tip on assembling plywood drawers with dowels instead of screws or nails.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #62 Sep 1991 (v.11#2) pg. 9

Simple secrets for building two styles of drawers (simple rabbeted drawer and classic half-blind dovetail drawer).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #108 May 1999 (v.19#2) pg. 54
Added Info POPULAR WOODWORKING #110 Sep 1999 (v.19#4) pg. 10

Raised panels in drawers cut with rotary planer.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #215 Mar 1963 (v.34#3) pg. 111

Drawer joint jig for your router table provides a quick, accurate way to make drawers just like a production cabinet shop. Spiral end mill bits are used to cut the locking rabbet joint, tongue and dado joints, and the slots for the drawer bottom.
SHOPNOTES #18 Nov 1994 (v.3) pg. 4

Tip on routing grooves for bottom of a drawer held together with box joints.
SHOPNOTES #30 Nov 1996 (v.5) pg. 29

How to build drawers in corners of cabinets where standard rectangular-shaped drawers would be awkward or wouldn't fit.
SUNSET Apr 1977 (v.158#4) pg. 148

Photo shows how small storage drawers can be built into spaces between the studs in a wall.
SUNSET Sep 1977 (v.159#3) pg. 115

How to construct furniture modules from plywood to form drawers and box-like shelves.
SUNSET Aug 1978 (v.161#2) pg. 104

Tip: How to enable a corner drawer to open fully without running into the handle of an adjacent drawer.
SUNSET Jan 1982 (v.168#1) pg. 85

Tip: Build a wooden rack to convert large plastic busing baskets into vegetable storage drawers.
SUNSET May 1982 (v.168#5) pg. 173

Tip: Install drawers in the kickspace between cabinets and floor that can be opened with your foot.
SUNSET Jul 1987 (v.179#1) pg. 90

Tip: Cushion a drawers' closing action and insure they stay closed by using Velcro strips.
SUNSET Jun 1989 (v.182#6) pg. 110

Tip on keeping free-floating drawer bottoms from rattling.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 14

Making and installing dovetailed drawers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #55 Oct 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 30

Tip on using plywood for drawer bottoms.
WOOD MAGAZINE #77 Feb 1995 (v.12#2) pg. 4

Tip on finishing the insides of drawers or cabinets before attaching the bottom or back.
WOOD MAGAZINE #128 Nov 2000 (v.17#8) pg. 40

Table saw technique for cutting the drawer bottom dado and correct side width in a single pass.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 32

Crooked drawers. How to make dovetailed drawers and other storage structues that fit into skewed spaces, a common problem in boat outfitting.
WOODENBOAT #98 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 89

How to cut the rabbet and groove joint (also called a milled dado box corner, or a combination dado rabbet). This is a strong locking joint suitable for joining a drawer front to the sides.
WOODSMITH #6 Nov 1979 pg. 8
Correction WOODSMITH #9 May 1980 pg. 2

How to cut the dado/rabbet joint. Commonly used to join a drawer back to the sides.
WOODSMITH #10 Jul 1980 pg. 9

Shop storage cabinet. Cabinet consists of many small drawers designed to hold tools, hardware, etc. The case is built to any desired size. Special jig (pg 3) speeds up fabrication of drawers.
WOODSMITH #15 May 1981 pg. 14

How to build drawers which utilize the box joint.
WOODSMITH #17 Sep 1981 pg. 19

Building drawers. Making lipped drawers with rabbet/groove joint.
WOODSMITH #18 Nov 1981 pg. 20

Special considerations when using dovetail joints in drawers.
WOODSMITH #19 Jan 1982 pg. 18

Tip: How to make a drawer front with a router design that has four good 90-degree corners.
WOODSMITH #21 May 1982 pg. 3

Simple labeling system for drawer sides and jig when routing the wood for several equal-size drawers all at the same time in order to prevent improper cuts.
WOODSMITH #27 May-Jun 1983 pg. 3

Drawer construction. Dovetail tongue and groove.
WOODSMITH #31 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 20

Building drawers. The details of drawer construction. The drawers feature dovetail corner joints and a "clean" drawer front. The lower edge of the drawer front has a concealed cove which is used to open the drawers.
WOODSMITH #34 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 13

Box joint drawers. Step-by-step to building a drawer with decorative box joints at each corner. Also includes information on making internal dividers.
WOODSMITH #42 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 18

Tip: Use double-sided tape to align drawer fronts before permanently attaching them to the drawer.
WOODSMITH #46 Aug 1986 pg. 3

Jig for squaring drawers during assembly.
WOODSMITH #53 Oct 1987 pg. 23

Tip on choice of wood for use as drawer slides, drawer backs, and other out-of-sight drawer parts.
WOODSMITH #61 Feb 1989 pg. 23

"Four-screw" technique for attaching and aligning false fronts on drawers.
WOODSMITH #62 Apr 1989 pg. 13

Technique for aligning false drawer fronts equipped with a hand pull (with mounting screws).
WOODSMITH #64 Aug 1989 pg. 3

Drawer joints. (1) Nailed butt. (2) Locked rabbet. (3) Sliding dovetail. (4) Half-blind dovetail.
WOODSMITH #74 Apr 1991 pg. 25

Cutting the locking rabbet joint using a table saw. A good alternative to dovetails when making drawers.
WOODSMITH #120 Dec 1998 (v.20) pg. 16

Making bow-front drawers.
WOODSMITH #121 Feb 1999 (v.21) pg. 16, 18

How to repair the worn bottoms of drawer sides without replacing the complete side.
WOODWORK #5 Spring 1990 pg. 16

The history and mechanics of drawer design. A look at various designs and methods for fabricating and suspending drawers.
WOODWORK #10 Summer 1991 pg. 48

A wing-cutter set-up that can be used to rout a clean, attractive, and strong drawer joint with only one cut at each end of drawer members.
WOODWORK #11 Fall 1991 pg. 10

Cabinet secrets. How to incorporate secret drawers and cupboards into furniture.
WOODWORKER #1055 Oct 1981 (v.85) pg. 644

Making drawers the proper way.
WOODWORKER #1067 Oct 1982 (v.86) pg. 688
Added Info WOODWORKER #1071 Feb 1983 (v.87) pg. 137
Added Info WOODWORKER #1076 Jul 1983 (v.87) pg. 460

How to cut a cock-bead, a traditional and attractive finishing touch for a drawer-front.
WOODWORKER #1101 Aug 1985 (v.89) pg. 607

Tips on repairing sticking or sloppy wooden drawers by scarfing a new piece of wood onto the bottom edges.
WOODWORKER Jul 1987 (v.91#7) pg. 591

Into shape. A cabinetmaker looks at curved drawer-fronts and basic construction methods, including a no-clamp lamination process.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 722

How the drawer has been constructed over the centuries and how the dovetail joint has developed to improve aesthetics and strength.
WOODWORKER Jul 1991 (v.95#7) pg. 740

Making drawers. Part 1. Sizing the drawer opening.
WOODWORKER May 1993 (v.97#5) pg. 86

Making drawers. Part 2. Fronts and backs.
WOODWORKER Jun 1993 (v.97#6) pg. 86

Making drawers. Part 3. Dovetailing and assembly.
WOODWORKER Jul 1993 (v.97#7) pg. 88

Making drawers. Part 4. Final assembly and tuning.
WOODWORKER Aug 1993 (v.97#8) pg. 85

The beginning woodworker. Basic drawer construction and installation.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 20

Making authentic bevel-edged drawer bottoms using the smooth plane.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 24
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 6

Tip: Apply felt (or other drawer lining) to entire drawer bottom before assembly.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1987 (v.11#6) pg. 60

Making drawers. Looks at the various styles of drawer construction and joinery, fitting of drawer to case, drawer fronts, slides, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 16

Making and fitting a traditional dovetailed drawer using hand tools.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 28

Multifaceted joint for drawer assembly is cut with drawer lock bits. A description of accurate bit setup.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.20#4) pg. 16

Sliding trays in drawers give more space.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1963 (v.19#2) pg. 8

All about drawers. How to design and construct drawers, with special emphasis on the joints and methods of installation.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1972 (v.28#4) pg. 18

How to build slide out drawers for kitchen cabinets.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1974 (v.30#2) pg. 10

All about drawers. How to build them and install them.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 122