Pre-Sanding and Gluing The Drawer

In this video, I'll show you how to pre-sand and prepare the internal faces of the drawer, which finish I like using for this application, and how to glue it together.

This lessons objectives:

The process of gluing a drawer is like any standard box glue up. Make sure you do a dry fit before committing to applying glue, make sure to pre-sand/finish the internal faces, and double check if for squareness once all the clamps have been applied.

I like using Lemon Oil to finish the insides of drawers. This is because it has an incredible fresh fragrance that isn't as oily and heavy as other traditional finishes such as Danish Oil or Linseed Oil. 

The downside to lemon oil is that it is not very protective. So if you think your drawer is going to see heavy use, it may be worth opting for a more hard wearing finish.

Supporting Material

Click the images below to see supporting material helping you with this part of the project.

How To Glue a Box

If you're looking to learn how to glue together a standard box, go and re-visit my box project here.

How To Apply Osmo

Want to know more about applying finishes? Watch my video on how to apply Osmo to learn how.

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