Kitchen Drawer thickness

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Forum topic by jeffswood posted 08-24-2011 06:17 AM 1622 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2011 06:17 AM

I am building my first kitchen and i am wondering how thick to make my drawers sides. I am using blum undermount slides and the largest drawer is 24” wide and they will be full dovetail hardwood drawers with plywood bottoms. In my furniture projects I have never made a drawer side more than 5/8” thick (most less), but i see most commercial kitchen drawers go with 3/4”. Should i go up to 3/4”?

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#1 posted 08-24-2011 07:03 AM

5/8 is as common as 3/4 in my observation. At some point an effort to make “strong” results in “clunky.”



-- " 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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#2 posted 08-30-2011 04:25 AM

5/8” is the standard.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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