Ok, so I’ve changed the design of the drawers a bit on my bench cabinet. I decided that instead of sliding on wood rails – per the plan – that it would be much better to use side mount ball bearing sliders.
The plan calls for 19-3/4” deep (carcass is 20” deep) but they don’t make 19” sliders. I got 18”s.
The width of the drawer is 23” (I know, I’ve read that they shouldn’t be wider than the slider, oh well…) Depth of the drawer is 3-3/4” and there will be a 3/16” thick bottom within that dimension. I figure it’s not going to hold 100lbs of stuff (limit on the slider pair).
The Question: Should I make the drawers 18” deep to fit the slider, or is there a fudge factor allowed where I could make them say, 19” deep?
Drawers are new to me…thank you….
-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I