|Forum topic by tsdahc||posted 11-23-2015 03:17 PM||626 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
11-23-2015 03:17 PM
So I had a coworker who wanted some pull out drawers for a base cabinet. He measures everything, I measured everything. Built the roll outs out of 3/4 maple with half blind dovetails. Install the top rollout, no issue, install the bottom drawer, hits the hinge on one side. Looks like it is 1/16 or so that needs to come off the side of the roll out.
Looking at moving the hinges up 3”, route a dado for the hinge, or make the drawer on that side 1/16” thinner.
Figured out that when he measured and I measured, he removed the doors so I could get in there easier, the part he removed added about 1/4 to the opening. Only the bottom rollout has a hinge on the way.
Looking for suggestions? Moving the hinges up above the drawer is an option, although I don’t think it would look as nice when the doors open, cutting a dado in the drawer side would also clear it, but again would detract from the look.
I think I want to take down the side of the roll out just looking for suggestions on how to do this? Jointer and hand plane, but I’m worried it would break the half blind dove tails. Could use a belt sander and back up the dovetails with a backer board. Just harder to get a consistent thicknes like with a plane.