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Posted on double dresser joinery - need advise

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#1 posted 07-11-2009 02:52 PM

Hi Martin,

It seems to me that the weight of the drawers would rest entirely on your runners to each side of the drawer. That weight would also be mostly distributed between the front and back of the runner. If so, I think you’d want to focus on that amount of pressure bearing down on the intersection between the lower horizontal divider and the vertical divider. In this case, that joint, (or joints in the vert dividers about it) would need to break before the horiz divider could sag, which seems unlikely to me with everything going on there. You might reinforce the intersections with dowels or screws or something.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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