Premium Retention Test – Cordless Tool Station – Week 3

Cordless Tool Station

Week 3: Install the drawer slide supports. Make the drawers.

Overview Video



Each of these steps should be worked on prior to our live session so you can bring any questions you may have to our live stream.

STEP 1: Cut the drawer slide supports to size.

STEP 2: Plane the drawer slide supports to thickness to match the face frame overhang.

STEP 3: Install the drawer slide supports.

STEP 4: Set up the slot cutter for the drawer joint. Our Instant Drawer Video will help you with the joinery process.

Drawer lock joint on the router table:

Drawer lock joint on the table saw

STEP 5: Cut the drawer boxes pieces to size. Carefully measure inside to inside of case. Accommodate the slides and the drawer box corner joinery when calculating the length of the fronts and backs.

STEP 6: Cut the drawer box corner joints.

STEP 7: Assemble the drawers. Double check for square.

Live Event Video

More from this series:

Week 1
Week 2

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2 Responses to “Premium Retention Test – Cordless Tool Station – Week 3”

  1. jaystackley

    Attempting to fit face frame and have been struggling with plywood that is not dead flat. Have a good square carcas but one side ( approx. 45 ” below cutout) has a mid span bow out of about 1/8″ which presents a problem with the stile on that side. I understand to make the stiles jut out a little on either side and then route smooth, but should I compensate for the bow by making the stile flush at mid span and then route more material at each end or somehow try to pull in the bow? Would appreciate any suggestions.

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      Customer Service

      Hi John,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      1/8″ isn’t bad at all. I would suggest pulling out the bow, although in most situations it probably wouldn’t matter. If you want to straighten it, you could use clamp pressure, or use a couple pocket screws. Even a couple biscuits would work.


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