Casework Construction: Doors & Drawers
Our Woodworking Essentials series continues as we show you how to select the right door and drawer for your project.
This article will help you decide on the best style of door or drawer for your project. David Thiel will show you when to use slab, raised panel or glass panel doors. You’ll look at different joinery for making doors, like dovetails, mortise-and-tenon joints, bridle joints, half laps and dowels. You’ll also get tips for cutting dovetail drawers by hand and look at rabbeted drawers.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.