As you have probably noticed I like to keep things simple and that means using simpler methods for my woodworking. I just posted a page about how I constructed drawers over many years with methods I still use today. The photo below is just one part of a desk I built for my wife years ago and it shows the closed drawers and one drawer open. You can check out how I built these drawers at Building Drawers – Simplified Methods.
Upcoming pages will cover how to measure the cabinet to determine the exact size of the drawer to fit the space and accommodate the drawer glides. I will also be covering how to make the drawer fronts as shown in the photo. Check back soon for additional details.
Just uploaded a new project to papa’s woodshop but one that has been around for years. It’s a great study desk for any student. Check it out by clicking HERE. You’ll find complete instructions and detailed drawings so you can build it yourself.
Just posted a new page with complete instructions for an oak and laminate top Foyer or Entrance Table. See the photo below and click HERE for the complete details.
Just added a page on Laminating tops and other surfaces. Part 1 covers the laminate basics HERE. Part 2 is coming soon and will cover laminating tools.
Just completed a new page about various methods to safely crosscut sheet of plywood. These methods also work for particle board and MDF (medium density fiberboard) but the extra weight (2 to 2 1/2 times heavier) makes these sheets much more difficult to handle. Check out all the details plus materials list and drawings for making a table saw cross cutting jig at http://papas-woodshop.com/index.php/cross-cutting/ .
I enjoy working with plywood sheets and use them to some extent for almost every cabinet or piece of furniture I build. As I’ve gotten old it has become more difficult to handle these large sheets, especially the 3/4 inch thick sheets that are really heavy. In my shop, before I retired from woodworking, I have a large table surrounding my table saw to make the cutting easier but carrying the sheets was still not fun. I come up with several methods to help make things easier and I’m sharing them HERE . Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.