With the main carcasses glued up and finished, it’s time to work on the drawers. The drawer sides aand back are Hard Maple and the front is obviously Jatoba. Sticking to my no plywood philosophy, The drawer bottoms are also made from Hard Maple, and are 1/4″ thick. These are light duty drawers, so the bottoms don’t need to be that thick.
The band-saw made short work of resewing 4/4 stock in half. I didn’t decide to cut saw thinner panels, because the boards moved a lot, and I just barely got them all to come in at 1/4 thick. I probably should have picked boards with straighter grain, but this is all my local supplier had. I decided to use half blind dovetails in the front, and a simple dado in the back. I originally planed on using through dovetails in the back, but ultimately decided it wasn’t worth the effort, since almost no one will ever see the joint. I hope to glue up the drawers and get some finish on them this week, so stay tuned.