Back at college and it seems like we’ve been away for ages. Been looking forward very much to getting back in front of the workbench and getting on with this little cabinet. Here’s how things went today.
Cabinet as I left it before christmas. Lots to do in my remaining four days at college. Sort out drawer rails and make the dovetail drawer. If I’m pressed for time, I can apply finishing at home.
Ok, front and back rail from the bottom of the cabinet taken out, and two drawer rails morticed into them, to provide all-round support for the drawer. I’ve seen drawer runners installed in a variety of ways, I just figured this was a quick and relatively accurate way for me.
Front, rear and side rails for drawers are consequently one unit and can be glued up, ready to be planed flat, meaning hopefully drawer will slide very easily.
Bizarrely, things actually seem square.
The glue-up! Cabinet put back together, with rail frame installed at bottom. Front and rear opening seem to be same size, so I’m hoping that my drawer can be made to fit well. Slightly different apertures, or things out of square, will make for a drawer that just doesn’t work.