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01-21-2010 09:35 PM

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hey guys, have a question ….. im making a chest of drawers and the bottom two drawer fronts will be roughtly 11 and threee quarters by 30 inchs wide,,, would would movement be an issue with a slab drawer front of should i got the frame and panel route? Any help of comments here would be greatly appreciated

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 11:29 PM

I used quartersawn white oak for my slab drawer fronts, and the gap has remained the same for a year and a half. QSWO moves less across the grain because of the orientation. Other woods will most probably behave differently. With the number of slab fronts, historically, I think it’s more about design than interference. You can always plane a few thousands if it gets too close.

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