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Forum topic by Zuki posted 12-22-2010 12:28 AM 957 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-22-2010 12:28 AM

I’m building a jewelery amoire for DW over here.

The inside dimensions of the carcass is 15 1/8 wide and 10 1/2 deep. It is made from 3/4 board.

The drawers will be made form the same 3/4 material (yea I know its overkill). I was thinking about making them 15” wide and 10 3/8” deep.

I was thinking about putting a 1/4” to 3/8” dato (1/4” deep) in the side of the drawers and affixing wooden sliders on the inside of the carcass. However . . . this will not prevent the drawer from falling out if yanked on to enthusiastically.

I was thinking about dovetailing the dato . . . however I don’t have a clue how to attach the dovetail slider to the inside of the box.

Any suggestions would be helpful . . . pictures too would be great.

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#1 posted 12-22-2010 04:00 AM

Well I’d say ixnay on the dovetail—any movement one way in the carcase or the other way in the drawer and it will bind up and not work. That doesn’t sound like a nice scenario.

The drawer rabbeted will work, just allow for some sideways movement.

Is the drawer a net fit or is there a faceframe?

If it’s a faceframe, then an L-shaped piece attached through the apex into the inside of the back of the drawer will leave a finger vertical which would hit the top rail. Reach in and turn it 9o@ and the drawer is free to be removed.

If you’re a net fit, I’d buy a package of the small Amerock bullet catches and figure out a way to make them keep the drawer in unless they were released.

Or—path of least resistance—make them to be removed intentionally!

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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