From the junk drawer to the keepsake drawer, we store a little bit of ourselves with our things. We compartmentalize our emotions and our memories, reflecting our intangibles in physical spaces. Whether hidden or locked away, we need not worry that the box where our little things rest will fall apart.
Dovetails are always the mark of good construction. Though hand cut dovetails are the mark of expert craftsmanship, machine made ones are just as strong. In this episode, I'll go over the most common way to build a drawer using half blind dovetails on a Porter Cable 4212 fixed width dovetail jig. This is the same method pros like Norm Abrams uses. When building your own drawers, remember to compensate for positions and depths of dados depending on your material thicknesses and slide selection.