Lining Your Drawers

It can be difficult to get a good fit when cutting velvet, velour, or felt to use as a lining for the plywood bottom of a drawer. Here’s a way to avoid the problem. First cut the drawer bottom to final size, then glue the lining (cut slightly oversized) to the plywood. Use a light even film of yellow glue and smooth out any wrinkles or air pockets under the lining. When dry, trim the lining flush to the edges with a scissors. The grooves in the drawer front, back and sides are then cut slightly wider than normal to accept both the bottom and lining.

-David Miller
Annville, Pennsylvania

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