How To Build Plywood Drawers, Strong, Easy and FAST!

How To Build Plywood Drawers, Strong, Easy and FAST!

After this video you will know every step you need to know How To Build Plywood Drawers, Strong, Easy and FAST! Drawer building 101, everything you need to know to build any size drawer you want from plywood in a way that will last forever!


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We have been rebuilding the kitchen in the family lake house that was flooded this past spring. The kitchen has been build already and installed and now it is time to build a lot of different size drawers and trays to fill some of the cabinet carcasses. This step by step tutorial will show you what measurements you need to build a drawers your self, show you how to break down material, prepare for assembly and how to assemble very strong drawers.

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Tools I Use (affiliate links):
Fastcap Zero Clearance Tape:
Tool Belt:
IsoTunes Xtra:
Kreg R3:
Kreg K5:
Kreg Foreman:
Kreg ACS Track Saw:
Kreg Drawer Slide Jig:
Kreg Drawer Pull Jig:
Kreg Screws:
Kreg Clamps:
Switchpod (mini tripod):
Moisture Meter:
Mixing-Mate Paint Lid:
FastCap 16oz Glue Bot:
FastCap 4oz Babe Bot:
Swanson Combination Square:
Bessey Quick Clamps:
FastCap Tape Measure:

Items specific to the finishing setup:
Fuji Q5 5 Stage Turbine Spray System:
Harbor Freight Toolbox:
3M Full face Respirator:
3M Organic Vapor Cartridge:
3M PPS 2.0 Fitting #18 – 26054 (for T70)
3M PPS 2.0 Fitting #2 26003 (for T75G)
3M 177 ml Pressurized H/O Cup – 26121
3M 850 ml Pressurized H/O Cup – 26124
3M PPS Large Cup Ratio Inserts – 16091
3M PPS 13. 5 oz Mix Ratio Insert – 16155
3M PPS 2. 0 Cup Lid – 26204 for 177 H/O Cup
3M PPS 2.0 Cup/Cap/Liner/ Lid Standard
3M PPS 2. 0 13. 5 oz Midi Liner
3M PPS 2.0 mini liner

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  1. Shafie Shafie on December 31, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Hi, may I know what was the thickness of this plywood?

  2. Freek Van Ootegem on December 31, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Awesome to see, but so far away from reality! This is not real diy, you are using top notch professional stuff…

  3. Michael Blaikie on December 31, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    Yeah hang on just let me go and buy a whole workshop.

  4. Paul Beaver on December 31, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Dude, you’re going way too fast. Spend a little more time showing your work and while explaining. The colored diagram is great but a 1 second flash on the screen just leaves a viewer wanting to see it more

  5. Andy Jones on December 31, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    Awesome video!
    I’m needing drawers for my shop for tools. Although most of the tools are not going to be real heave some will be. Will the drawer stand the test of time with heavy tools??

  6. Mohamed Ali on December 31, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    How don’t wood splinters hit and stick in your hands🤔?

  7. Plush Detailing on December 31, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    " easy and fast" he says 🤪

  8. Mayday's Custom Woodworks on December 31, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    I run a high end custom cabinet shop. We built our drawers very similarly. We use prefinished Russian Birch, undermount slides, and a 1/4" bottom. We load up a sheet of Russian Birch into the CNC router and it will cut out our parts. With rabbet joints for the sides and a 1/4" dado for the bottom, and then we use 23g pins and glue on the sides just like you did. We have never once had a drawer box failure, and I’ve been building cabinets for 10 years now.

  9. Lillianaire's club on December 31, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Easy & fast???

  10. Robert Luciano on December 31, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Great, just need $20K for the shop tools and skills…🤔😬

  11. Kristine Brady on December 31, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    It’s a very good video. I have a small table saw and a miter saw. But I don’t think I can do the dado cuts. With unfinished plywood, couldn’t I glue and nail without the dado cuts, and then paint or varnish the box? I would ask home depot to cut the 4×8 sheet into 3 pieces because I couldn’t do it on my small table saw. Any quick response advice would be appreciated. I really hate when the person who does the video won’t reply to questions. 😕

  12. Paul Taylor on December 31, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Great job man, Pity dado stacks are illegal in UK

  13. Stephen Walsh on December 31, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    Excellent tutorial !

  14. Stanky Piece of Bluecheese on December 31, 2021 at 10:06 pm


  15. Michael Hancock on December 31, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Why side mount hardware? It’s ugly! Under mount soft close are so much better!

  16. Longhorn Workshop on December 31, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Tyler would
    Love to know the brand of the drawer slides please, or if you have a link

  17. sunny on December 31, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    You never mention the bottoms and neither do your subscribers. Did anyone watch this video?

  18. Gary Thomson Joinery on December 31, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Just spent the evening watching your videos, not watched you for a while, very relaxing evening, thank you for sharing 👍🔨😊📐

  19. Anthony Audain on December 31, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Yes you are awesome

  20. Alex Carvalho on December 31, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Your organization space impresses me, I can’t keep everything organize and clean like that haha

  21. Daniel Luna on December 31, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Easy way to build drawers. First step, get yourself a fully equipped carpentry workshop.

  22. Ed Crego on December 31, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    you night know what your doing but I’m not sure when you talk you are all over the place awful teacher

  23. Blitznstitch2 on December 31, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I don’t have a shop or table saw. So how can I do this as diy?

  24. Michael Boyer on December 31, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Hey what did u do with the unfinished top edge?

  25. Tony B on December 31, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Not seeing any links for any items like you mentioned. But thanks for the video 🙂

  26. Linda Clayton on December 31, 2021 at 10:18 pm


  27. Nicole Barnett on December 31, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    How did we go from doing dado cuts for the frame to you showing the inset of the bottom board and it fits nicely inset with no explanation

  28. TheCustomredneck on December 31, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Quality lookin drawers 👌

  29. Josue B on December 31, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Nice shop. For light duty items this will work but I prefer the quarter drawer system. It’s also simple and much stronger. First time on your channel, I’ll check your other videos

  30. Marquitta Winfree on December 31, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Raul, I agree; however, your lesson might have been more appropriate via a confidential comment. Great video and very useful information. Thank you, sir.

  31. George McGinnis on December 31, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Power feeder link, please! May see about getting one for work. Some of the frames I dado are pretty long and or awkward. Plus if they have a bow in them, it makes the dado height inconsistent at times, as hardwoods are hard to force down in the middle of a dado pass.

  32. Handy Andy on December 31, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    nice job but rool up those sleeves or take the hoodie off! coming close to the blade Dude!

  33. P G on December 31, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Do you think this would be strong enough for an 80 lb. Fridge for a van?

  34. Nick Radonic on December 31, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    When you point something out – STOP – so we can see what you are talking about. This is not an action film

  35. Greg J on December 31, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Nice repeatable process. Any concerns about the bottom coming lose over time especially for drawers that will hold heavy items?

  36. Phil Porter on December 31, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I only ever make it as far as the huge workshop, table-saw, router .. in these videos.

  37. Nicholas Garcia on December 31, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    I would say this woujld be easy if you had a shop like yours. I do not. Feels bad man.

  38. Tukang Kayu Meubel on December 31, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Good job
    Greetings from Indonesian carpenters

  39. Stephen Czzz on December 31, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Excellent Video!! Thanks!

  40. Md Hilwan on December 31, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I live in an apartment, no garage no backyard 🙁 and I would like to build some drawers

  41. jacob rushing on December 31, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    What drawer slides are you using?

  42. jako j on December 31, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Pre finished plywood? Dose your wood come lacquered from factory ours is bare veneer so guessing no dados needed?

  43. 2016 Kawi on December 31, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I see you have a Kreg Forman pocket hole machine. I use my for drawer construction. I have yet to find a faster way to build drawers and I have also yet to have a call back on a drawer I have built this way. As a bonus, no staples or nails showing on the sides at all.
    Just a thought. Keep up the great videos!

  44. Maliek Cap on December 31, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    If I send you a darwer scan you replicate it ? I don’t have the equipment, infrastructure or the time .

  45. MinHongJi woodstudio 솔터공방 on December 31, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    hi,,.I made a watching your video. Thank you for being an inspiration to me.

  46. Jenkins Boat Works on December 31, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Great video!

  47. Francois Bouvier on December 31, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    So what happens when you’re adding a drawer front.

  48. ubiqitusniverse on December 31, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    After re doing the custom sized oversized cabinet doors and building new drawers in old warped cabinets with finished plywood and ball bearing drawer slides using a bunch of clamps, idriver,hand pull saw, skilsaw and my best balancing techniques, I am watching the "how it’s made " human machine here using these tools that take every headache out of the process and wow. I mean the dados the jig the squared even pressure cuts.. I really appreciate this specific info on proper tools for the job. The cost of not using the tools is much higher in terms of adjustments, difficulty on install, tension on parts and time cleaning up. Now all I have to do is sell a vehicle or something and I can step my game up! Thanks for the graphic visualizations mid video too.. good production. Cheers!

  49. Buzz Gallagher on December 31, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    I checked your ‘sites’ but could not find the answer. I too use a 23g PIN NAILER but I get a lot of jamming. I’ve checked the lubrication, deburred the pin side of the faceplate, adjusted faceplate screws, modified air pressure setting up/down. Basically everything I can think of and dealer recommended. Question for you is… what brand of pin nail supplies do you use?

  50. ian ROBERTS on December 31, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Nice to see Peter Sagan has skills other than cycling 👍😉