A while ago I saw a chest of drawers on the curb, out for the trash. I didn’t have room for the carcass, but I grabbed the drawers.
The drawer fronts were plywood covered with veneer. Unfortunately I didn’t know this until I started planing them down. Pretty much ruined as plywood, I used them to make a bunch of John Heisz style push sticks.
One small bonus from these was a few pieces of hardware. I got two mending plates and two corner brackets. All hail homedad repair jobs!
These drawers are usually held together with dovetail joints, but they come apart pretty easily with the persuasion of a mallet.
The drawer bottoms are thin plywood, which has uses. I’ve yet to find many uses for it, but I’ve got a pile for when I finally do.
Another bonus is that drawers also supply free pulls and knobs. I save these in a box.
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!