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Basic Drawer Construction

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Like many woodworkers, you might be reluctant to attempt a furniture building project because you consider drawer construction intimidating. But once the case is built, you can easily obtain smooth-working, attractive drawer construction in an orderly, step-by-step process.

One of the most common drawers you can build is a lip drawer. A lip drawer fits partially within the drawer opening, and has a lip around the edge which overlaps the face frame.

TIP: A logical, accurate, and timesaving way to make drawers is by 'grouping' parts. Make all drawer fronts at one time, all side pieces, and then the bottoms. Since all joints are cut to fit, this kind of planning and stock preparation takes less time and reduces waste.

Use the following techniques to construct lip drawers.

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