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Forum topic by Damian Penney posted 01-16-2012 04:39 AM 743 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Damian Penney

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01-16-2012 04:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drawer dividers dust dividers

So I’m building a chest of drawers – I’ll have 4 columns of drawers divided by vertical pieces but my question is do I also need the horizontal dividers (there will be 3, maybe 4 drawers per column) or can I do without them?

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#1 posted 01-16-2012 04:47 AM

How high is the cabinet ?
How wide and tall are the drawers ?
What type of drawers slides are you using?

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#2 posted 01-16-2012 04:53 AM

Damian
It depends on what your planning on doing for drawers slides and what the measurement of your chest is.
Normally you install horizontal members in first.

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#3 posted 01-16-2012 05:05 AM

You can do without them if your drawers can be held from the sides.

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#4 posted 01-16-2012 05:12 AM

Drawers are to be held by side mounted slides and they will be about 15” wide. Although perhaps I should go with under mount slides which would indeed need them..

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#5 posted 01-16-2012 06:06 AM

Yeah, like a tool box.

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