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.
Fitting the Drawer Base
Fitting the Drawer
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…
Have you got the plans yet?
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!
To Be Filmed