|Forum topic by JJohnston||posted 11-10-2010 04:23 AM||5061 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
11-10-2010 04:23 AM
I’m building a multifunction shop table – outfeed, downdraft, assembly and storage. I’m putting 4 drawers in the lower section, like so:
My intent was to have the drawer fronts flush with the face frame, and to put false fronts on them to cover the openings – pretty standard, I think. However I let 1 drawer box get a little out of square on glueup. The right side sticks out about 1/8” (okay maybe 3/16”) proud of the face frame when the left side is flush, and there’s about that same amount of room before the drawer slide goes all the way home. It’s hard to see in the picture; you can tell by the shadow of the stick on the right drawer, and you can see it when you look at the lower edge of the front compared to the upper edge of the lower drawer.
Any ideas on how to remedy this? I have a few ideas, in order of my preference:
1. Put a shim on the left side of the front to bring the false front parallel to the face frame, then push the left slide toward the back of the carcase so the drawer goes in all the way. Live with the thin, tapered gap between the drawer box and the false front.
2. Do nothing. Leave the false front out of parallel with the face frame, and live with the gap on the right side. This is just a utility-grade plywood shop bench.
3. Rout a shallow, wedge-shaped recess in the back of the false front for the box to set into.
4. Have a root canal.
5. Build a new drawer box.
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