|Forum topic by GPM||posted 08-26-2010 10:40 PM||1050 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-26-2010 10:40 PM
I am in the process of finally setting up my shop the way I want it. This includes lots of deep and wide drawers. I have built the cabinets and am ready to start on the drawers. I am also trying to use up as much stock as possible that I already have on hand.
So for the drawer box I am using an A/B 3/4” plywood on all four sides. The front will be something nicer. The big question is for the bottoms. I have a large stack of 1/2” x 12” x 50” industrial shelving that is pine. This stuff is old so it is dry and fairly hard. I would like to use these for the drawer bottoms. I can biscuit and glue up wider pieces as necessary.
Question – on the sides/back I intend to use biscuits, glue, and screws for joinery and run a groove for the bottom. If I use the pine boards, can I join them to the drawer frame in any way? How much would they actually move if they are 30” wide? Can I glue them and tack them on two sides? Four sides?
Any wisdom is appreciated.