|Forum topic by opalko||posted 01-28-2016 04:04 AM||616 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-28-2016 04:04 AM
I made a big workbench in the shop a few years ago like this one
, with an open space directly underneath. Now I want to use that space to put drawers for hand tools.
My plan is to build a 3/4” plywood carcase and mount inside that opening, basically a short squat kitchen cabinet . The opening is 48” wide, 24” deep, and 16” high. I was going to split the opening into two (like this only with 2 set of drawers)
to have 2 24” wide openings for 22” wide drawers (roughly). The 3/4” divider in the center would serve as the support for the drawer slides. I haven’t decided yet on Blum euro (epoxy coated) edge/under mount or ball-bearing side mount.
With either set of slides I realized that if the drawers are matched side by side, then the slides would be also, and so would the screw placement that holds the slides..? But 2 #8 1/2” screws going into a 3/4” piece of plywood from opposite sides would smash into each other. How do I get around this? Do I need 2 pieces of 3/4” ply? I’ve looked at cabinet books but have not seen this addressed anywhere. Am I missing something obvious? (Probably!)