Many woodworkers make drawers out to be a beast that cannot be tamed by fire or steel, when in fact they can be quite simple to build. Case in point: reader Flabby Boohoo stuffed these keepsake drawers into the bookcase he’s building.
Before anyone jumps the gun and lets loose the slings and arrows of carpentry finish work, we can see that when open, the drawers show the ply lines. However since Flabby Boohoo was going for a nice piece of furniture and not a woodcrafting showboat, we say well done.
The drawers will be in the closed position 99% of their lives so we see no reason to suffer trying to bring them up to someone else’s version of correct. Also, when they’re closed you can’t tell anyway. The birch ply and pine fronts look great, especially since they were scrap to begin with, and the stain pulls the grain out of the pine beautifully.
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