Cabinet construction re Drawer fronts

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Forum topic by anthm27 posted 01-12-2017 04:36 AM 542 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2017 04:36 AM

I am building two bedside tables each with 1 drawer.

My drawer fronts will finish flush with the front of the cabinet and therefore have a 1/8th gap between drawer front and cabinet, basically drawer front fits inside the cabinet and flush with outside.

My question is this, Do I need to have a piece inside the cabinet for the back of the draw fronts to stop onto.? or can it be an air gap right through and use the drawer runners as a stop.

Hope my question makes sense, and any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 01-12-2017 05:29 AM

Well, you need some sort of a stop to keep the drawer front flush when it’s closed. If the drawer front is wider than the sides, you can add something behind the face, or put a stop at the back to engage the back of the drawer.

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#2 posted 01-12-2017 02:32 PM

Depends on what your using for drawer runners.
If your making your own then you need stops.
If your buying any of the metal type drawer guides the stops are built in, just be sure to set them back in the right location.

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