79 - Slant Front Tool Cart, страница 26




79 - Slant Front Tool Cart, страница 26

SASH FULL

CUT & CENTER ALL GROOVES FOR RUNNERS (SEE FIGURE 3a)

NOTE: DRAWER FRONT. BACK, AND SIDES ARE Vz"-THICK HARDWOOD; BOTTOMS ARE !4" HARDBOARD; FALSE FRONTS ARE %"-THICK HARDWOOD

a matched set of

Drawers

After completing the tool chest case, all that's left to do is add a set of four drawers and hardware, like you see in the drawing above.

Sizing the Drawers. There are a couple things to keep in mind as you size the drawers. First, since the drawers don't ride on full-extension slides, you don't have to account for any slide thickness

when sizing the drawer fronts and backs. But you do need to allow a little clearance so the drawers won't bind as you slide them in and out. A total of tyg" clearance side to side, as well as above, below, and between each drawer should keep the drawers sliding smoothly in the tool chest. And to ensure the drawers stop against the false fronts that are added later, the drawer sides are V2" shorter (IZ'/i") than the length of the runners.

After cutting all the parts to size, the next step is to cut the joiner)' for

the drawers. Here again, 1 used a tongue and dado to join the front and back to the sides. And a groove in the bottom of all the parts accepts the hardboard drawer bottom (Figures 3, 3a, and 3b). There's one more thing you'll need to do to complete the drawer sides. And that's to cut a groove on the outside face of each d rawer side to support the drawer on the runners inside the tool chest.

These grooves are centered on the side of each drawer. And they're cut just a hair wider than

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ShopNotes No. 79

Grain-Matching Drawer Fronts

Making the drawers for the tool chest is the perfect opportLinity to try your hand at grain-matching a set of false fronts, like you see in the drawing at right.

It's a small detail that sets apart any project. And all it takes is a workpiece wide and long enough to cut all flie false fronts from while allowing for a bit of waste and final trimming.

CUr FALSE FRONTS FROM SINGLE BOARD TO MATCH GRAIN ACROSS THE DRAWERS



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