I have decided that as far as drawers go, that I will fore go adding drawer hardware to my plans because, well, I think they complicate the process just enough to dissuade some of you from attempting to build anything with drawers. That being said, if you are a bit more
experienced and enjoy drawer tracks, please feel free to add them and modify the portion of the plans pertaining to the drawer size, by allowing for the dimension of either a bottom track or 2 side tracks for each drawer unit. The drawer face will remain the same size only the actual drawer itself will change by the overall allowance necessary for the entire track (either the height or the width depending on the
hardware you choose).
** I have designed this project so that you can merely glue the panels together and the Interior Box Frame will actually act to fasten and hold the Outside Boards in place. This project should be very easy to complete.
** Because we are skipping the drawer track hardware I have designed the actual drawers themselves to fit very snugly inside their casings, so you may need to sand them down the tiniest bit to allow for ease of opening and closing.
** You have the option of using a Router with specialized bit, along the bottom edge of each Drawer Face for creating a hand hold for opening and closing the drawers more easily as well. If you don't have this tool and don't care to rent one, you will not terribly suffer for it, and this piece will be just as beautiful.
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.