This is your complete guide on how to build a drawer. See all the tips and tricks you need to know to build perfect drawers every time – even for beginners!
Decide the dimensions of the drawer box. You have to take into account the size of the drawer slides and decide the width accordingly. Check drawer slide packaging for this information.
If using ¾" stock, subtract 1½" from the width to come up with the size of wood to cute for the width.
Cut opposite sides the same exact lengths. This is VERY important. Measure 4 times, cut once.
Build the drawer box using wood glue and 1 ¼" pocket hole screws keeping all the sides square.
Glue and nail a ¼" plywood base cut to size of the drawer box. This is the drawer box base.
Attach the drawer slides to the drawer box and the cabinet frame. A drawer slide jig is really helpful to install the drawers quickly and level.
The drawer is ready!
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