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Posted on Gluing drawer bottoms?

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 03:25 AM

The best way I’ve seen drawers done, even for shop drawers, is to rout or use the tablesaw to cut a groove in the front and sides of the drawer box, cut the bottom to fit, but a bit longer at the back, and cut the back of the drawer so it sits on top of the bottom. The bottom gets screwed or nailed to the back from underneath. I like this method because it’s easy and should you need to replace the bottom it’s very easy to do so.

If you use the table saw with the regular blade you can sneak up on a snug fit and have no rattle.

For plywood, use whichever gets you the most yield.

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