Author Topic: Joinery for small drawer divider  (Read 130 times)

ChuckH

  • Forum Journeyman
  • **
  • Posts: 77
Joinery for small drawer divider
« on: December 13, 2019, 08:48:42 PM »
I'm working on a set of plans for this small writing table and trying to determine how the vertical divider between the two top drawers would be fastened. I'm thinking a blind sliding dovetail in the bottom horizontal divider (?).  But there is no top divider, the drawers are located directly under the table top. Would the vertical divider have been tenoned into the table top?
If all else fails, play dead.  -Red Green

Antiquity Period Designs, Ltd.

  • Forum Master
  • ***
  • Posts: 388
  • Professional period furniture maker
Re: Joinery for small drawer divider
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 09:28:13 AM »
Chuck,


It looks like the top 2 drawers are very shallow. I would run the divider the height of the drawers and then from front to back. The divider can then be fastened to the runner that supports the inside 2 sides of the 2 drawers. Either this divider or the runner can be tennoned into the back board. I hope this makes sense.


Dennis Bork
Antiquity Period Designs

Professional period furniture maker since 1985.  Received a B.S. degree in physics then apprenticed and worked as a wood patternmaker for 12 years. Retired Dec. 2018.

ChuckH

  • Forum Journeyman
  • **
  • Posts: 77
Re: Joinery for small drawer divider
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 11:05:51 AM »
Yes, the two drawers are very shallow; only 1-1/4" high. So you think the runner would be one piece wide enough to accommodate both drawers tenoned into the case. The vertical divider would be full depth and attached to the runner (with a couple of screws?) and simply extend out over the horizontal divider unattached.
That sounds like a much simpler solution than I had envisioned.


Thanks
If all else fails, play dead.  -Red Green