Lingerie chest: making dovetailed drawers

I’ve rarely made more than one drawer for a project. Here I made 6 and by the last one I had found that I had improved on both the quality of the drawers and the time it took to put one together. On average a drawer took a couple of hours, including sizing and fitting of the components.

The drawers have a walnut front half-blind dovetailed to maple sides. The drawer back was attached with through-dovetails for the sake of time. The bottoms are made of plywood and are fitted to the assembly via the drawer slips and a groove in the drawer front.

The drawers are designed with a front that hangs lower than the sides so that they act as drawer stops when they come in contact with the front rail.

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