How to Install the Top Piece of a Chest of Drawers

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Learn how to install the top piece of a chest of drawers in this free DIY woodworking video. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi this is Jon on behalf of Expert Village in this video clip we will be installing the top. After installing the bottom piece I went ahead and flip up my chest of drawers up onto the work bench, this will really help when installing the top. The first thing you need to do is dry fit the top so just go ahead and sit that in place and make sure all your measurements we're correct, everything seems to be correct. Next we will go ahead and glue it, place our top in there make sure that everything is flushed and where you want it to be. And then pin nail it in place, once our top is on your going ahead and take a square and make sure that my cabinet is square, if it's not you want to bend it, until it becomes square. So that if it's not you want you want to bend until it becomes square, so when the glue dries everything will line up.