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What is a good method of making drawers out of Baltic birch? Dovetails would look funny.

Looking for a simple, fast, strong method.

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Hi SB,

Perhaps this: http://pricecutter.com/reversible-dr...nt/p/P16-4004/
Or maybe a rabbet joint.
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Hi SB

Baltic birch is great stuff but it's still plywood,,and the dovetail will have rip outs, just the way it's made..

Here's quick and easy one to make, with the router table or table saw.

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Bob, have you used that drawer lock bit? Strong? Simple to use?

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Hi SB

Yes,,, ,, ,,Strong = yes ,, Simple to use = NO

A real fire wood maker,,, unless you use it all the time...and then it's still hard to setup..

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What type of application is this drawer going to be used for? Kitchen cabinet? Furniture? Shop cabinet?

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Not furniture. Probably storage or shop cabinets.

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Shopnotes Volume 3 number 18 has a jig I made to do the front joint (locked miter?) like Bj showed in his drawing. Works great. It can also be done on the TS.

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Hi,

There is an excellent video over at wood mag about drawer construction. I used this info when I built the drawers for my last project. Works equally well on the table saw or router table.

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http://link.brightcove.com/services/...ctid1213841038
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SB,

If you want Quick Easy and Strong, and not for fine furniture, I've got 2 cabinets now that have pocket holes holding the drawers together. They don't look half bad, either. You can get a starter pocket hole set-up for the same price as a lock-miter router bit.

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