Making a Large Apothecary Cabinet

This is my largest project to date. It’s an apothecary style cabinet that has 21 drawers and 7 shoes cubbies. The drawers are roughly 8″ x 8″ x 10.5″. Each row of drawer fronts came from the same piece of sapele giving the front of the cabinet a nice continuous and book matched grain pattern. The outer casework is made of book matched quarter sawn sapele while the dividers are made of laminated pine panels with 3/4″ thick sapele edge banding.

The drawers are constructed using a half blind lock joint for the front joints and a housing joint for the back piece. If you want to see how to make the half blind lock joint, check out this video:

Half blind lock joint:

Drawer Hardware:

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