These drawers will change your life

These drawers will change your life

This video will cover a simple method for constructing drawers. This is what is know as the quarter, quarter, quarter drawer method. While the name can be a little misleading in most applications, it is an excellent way to make drawers, especially if you have a lot to make. The best part, they require no fasteners at all to make.

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  1. Jim Rosson on November 12, 2023 at 10:16 pm

    Great video thanks for sharing

  2. j e on November 12, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    a set of drill bits can act as a setup block. not as good but it will work.

  3. Ken Winchester on November 12, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    Great video and side mount drawer glides are my preferred choice. You are a natural for these woodworking videos. I’m so glad I stumbled across your channel. Thanks so much for such clear and concise instructions.

  4. John Walsh on November 12, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    Can you use this with solid wood drawers?

  5. Monkeymabobber on November 12, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    You have a very clear and concise teaching style. I really appreciate that about your videos. I’m going to tell anyone who wants to learn about woodworking to get Bent! (couldn’t help myself)

  6. Benjamin Lee on November 12, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    What if you would move the fence to the left side of the blade, that way the size of cutout for the dado stack wouldn’t matter.

  7. R R on November 12, 2023 at 10:33 pm

    Wrong they are all dado’s or housing joints no flipping grooves.

  8. vince caggiano on November 12, 2023 at 10:38 pm

    I wish I viewed your video first. You are spot on with the instructions in the beginning regarding the 1/2 versus the 1/4 method. There are too many videos on this method that don’t bother telling the viewer you need 1/2" plywood in order for the 1/4,1/4,1/4 method to work properly. Thanks for the clarity. Well done.

  9. Derrick on November 12, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    Rather than cutting vertically, just use one of the pieces as a spacer off the fence. This way it is a perfect fit and you still use the same set up.

  10. wittworks on November 12, 2023 at 10:48 pm

    Nice ❤

  11. Ping Pong on November 12, 2023 at 10:49 pm

    If you don’t have a dado – could you still do this with multiple passes?

  12. Rick Howitt on November 12, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    Excellent Presentation. You made a very good distintion between what you preferred and other options. Thanks!

  13. Florence Leclerc on November 12, 2023 at 10:55 pm

    How would you use this technique with the Blum undermount slides?

  14. Michael R on November 12, 2023 at 10:59 pm

    Amazing that in such a short period of time you’ve gone from a basic woodworker to a $50,000 Festool shop.

  15. hobbes3 on November 12, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    You explained for a bit that most plywoods aren’t perfectly 1/2", so I don’t understand why you’re using a perfect 6mm spacer block.

  16. Dan Birch on November 12, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 thanks!

  17. Ian Trollope on November 12, 2023 at 11:08 pm

    What is the size of the dado stack? It looks like you have 2 blades which = 1/4". How does that work for a 3/16" panel?

  18. Phil Bourassa on November 12, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    I’ve always loved this method. And I agree, with no off cut to get trapped between the blade and the fence, this is a perfectly safe practice.
    If someone is really concerned about it, it’s a very simple fix. Set the fence at the half inch mark and use the quarter inch spacer block against the fence for your setup. A little more involved, but so is taking the time to write a comment about how dangerous this is.

  19. Reman R on November 12, 2023 at 11:11 pm

    excellent work

  20. Out cast on November 12, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    I liked this method so well that i bought a cheap used 10" portable table saw, set it up for this cut (with 2 71/4" blades with paper shims) and now dedicated it for cutting drawers only. Works absolutely great and saves lots of setup time, and goes out of the way on a shelf till needed again. I named it my "rabbet lock joint saw" lol

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