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How to make a chest of drawers

A chest of drawers is a great space saver in any room. There are certain things to consider before building a chest of drawers, including the types of wood, where exactly you would like to put it and also the size of the chest of drawers. Once this is out of the way, you can go ahead with building your unit. It is a very simple design and if one already know the basics of carpentry, then this will be a very simple task. It is important to get the right measurements for the drawers.

To put it simply

It doesn’t matter if you are building an oak drawer or pine drawer, you will still need the same amount of wood. A chest of drawers is made up of five pieces: two sides, a bottom, a top and a front. Once you have your measurements set out properly, you will start with the bottom. You will need to screw in an L-bracket on the front and back of the panel. These are used to add strength to the drawers.
Going up Your side panels should contain the brackets needed for the drawers. Lay the side panel flat on the ground and then secure the bottom panel to it, using the L-brackets which you have screwed in earlier. It is always best to use wood glue before attaching the panels. Drywall screws are ideal for the side panels. Use the same method to secure the second side panel.

The frame work

With the side panels attached, you will need to attach the top panel. You will use the same exact method when securing the L-brackets to the top panel. Once it is completed, you can secure the top panel to the top of the side panels. You should now have your four sides. The framework is the most important part and will probably take you the longest time to get accurate measurements. Depending on the type of wood, you will either be painting the carcass or applying molding to the edging. A job well done! If your measurements are correct, all your brackets for your drawers should be perfectly in line. If you do not have drawers, you will be able to find drawers for sale online or you could order the amount needed. Be sure to have the correct measurements.

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