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Forum topic by jwmalone posted 09-09-2016 10:05 PM 440 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jwmalone

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09-09-2016 10:05 PM

Hello Lady’s and Gents. I found a couple old post on the subject but need to make sure. This drawer will be 8 inches high by 13 wide by 15 deep. Nothing heavy going in it just light bulky stuff. I’m using 1/4 ply for the bottom if I leave a 1/4 inch under the dado when I cut it in the side should this be plenty? sides are 3/4 thick qs red oak.

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 09-09-2016 10:34 PM

JW,

I would go up from the bottom at least a 1/2” instead of a 1/4”....You will still have plenty of hight on the drawer sides…..When I make drawers, I use the 1/4” x 1/2” rule…...1/2” up, and a 1/4” deep…..1/4” wide…(?)

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#2 posted 09-09-2016 10:35 PM

Thanks Rick, I will go ahead and do it that way, sounds sturdy.

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#3 posted 09-10-2016 01:48 AM

With the sides being hardwood, I think 1/4” would be fine.
Plywood I would do 1/2” min.

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#4 posted 09-10-2016 02:07 AM

Thanks jbay, ive done plenty of drawers for the shop and what not and used 1/4 with no problem, but I want to know for a fact these will never fail I probably take you’re advice on that one and be done with it.
Thanks fellows, I think with both your suggestions ill have no worry’s

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