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Greene & Greene Thorsen Sideboard #11: Drawer Fabrication

09-26-2020 01:22 PM by TungOil | 3 comments »

With the top completed, I move on to fabricating and installing the drawers. The drawers on this sideboard are 42” wide and quite deep. I elected to use commercial Blum full extension HD drawer slides and 5/8” thick hard maple for the drawer sides. Combined with a 1/2” baltic birch bottom the set up should be strong yet still work smoothly. I begin by preping some rough hard maple for the sides. Since the bottom drawer is is about 9-1/2” deep, which exceeds the width of my 8” jointer, I have to use the ‘rabbet’ trick to flatten the face of the board. Basically, I begin by cutting a 1/16” deep by 8” wide rabbet on one face of t...

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