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Posted on Adjusting plans to inorporate dovetails

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 02:40 PM

mmmm nachos

I think Jim nailed it, my only thoughts are, if you’re going to go the the trouble of going with dovetails, I would consider not using plywood, especially if hand cut. Pretty joint, ugly stock. Maybe if using true Baltic birch ply where you can make the edges look decent.

Also, don’t get too locked into 3/4” stock; it’s usually overkill for most drawers, looks clunky too. If you storing really heavy stuff, maybe, but 1/2” is usually sufficient for most drawers, maybe 5/8”.

-- John

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