Kitchen Island Cart #9: Drawer Slides & Drawer Assembly

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Blog entry by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 09-27-2017 05:30 AM 1149 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Anytime in the past when I have included drawers in a project I usually have internal structures inplace to just screw drawer slides onto but on this occasion I was building 2,drawers with no dividing wall to screw into .. so after researching this I found these face frame sockets .. you just attach them to the back of the cabinet and slide the drawer slides into them.. problem solved


I made the drawers out some 1×12 pine I had lying around and tried something new as far as joinery was concerned .. I used a locking rabbit joint and glue.. the rest of the drawer assembly was standard in that I placed a dado 1/2” up from the bottom to receive the 1/4” plywood base

Here you can see the locking rabbit I almost wish I used contrasting woods to highlight the joint more.. it looks awesome and is extremely strong

Here they are installed in the unit.. thus is before I made the false fronts

So here is the final look of the drawers, I used a ogee router bit to give a nice profile to the drawer front and added a drawer knob

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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