Part 24

Pre-Sanding and Gluing The Drawer

In this video, I'll show you how to pre-sand and prepare the internal faces of the drawer, which finish I like using for this application, and how to glue it together.

Lesson Objectives

The process of gluing a drawer is like any standard box glue up. Make sure you do a dry fit before committing to applying glue, make sure to pre-sand/finish the internal faces, and double check if for squareness once all the clamps have been applied.

I like using Lemon Oil to finish the insides of drawers. This is because it has an incredible fresh fragrance that isn’t as oily and heavy as other traditional finishes such as Danish Oil or Linseed Oil. 

The downside to lemon oil is that it is not very protective. So if you think your drawer is going to see heavy use, it may be worth opting for a more hard wearing finish.

Lemon Oil
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Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

In this video, I show you how to diagnose and fix a carcass that is out of square when in the clamps. It’s not as simple as just checking it with an engineers square! Here’s why…

How to Apply Osmo

Osmo is one of my favourite finishes for my handmade furniture. It protects the wood very well, has a natural feel, and is very easy to apply. If you’d like to learn more about this product, watch this video.

Have you got the plans yet?

Package includes working drawings, a cutting list, and a 3d SketchUp model!

The Student Series

Want to see another beginner make this project before you? It’s a great way to scope out any mistakes before you make one yourself!

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