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Forum topic by Shanem posted 03-20-2013 04:50 PM 1104 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2013 04:50 PM

I’m in the process of building a dresser and at the stage of making the drawers. I bought some 6/4 poplar with the plan of jointing and then resawing to half inch. I had the blade set 90 to the table but what i didn’t know was the kreg jig wasn’t 90 and caused my boards to be 3/8” thick after planing.

Does anyone see any issues with using half blinds on this thickness?

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#1 posted 03-20-2013 05:19 PM

I wouldn’t use 3/8” poplar for drawer sides. It becomes an issue of warpage, and wood stability. I like 1/2” minimum, especially with side mount slides where screws will be attached. I have gone mostly to 3/4” sides for the added strength, but 1/2” is fine too.

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 09:07 PM

1/2” Baltic Birch ply for the sides and back solid wood for the front, 1/4” Baltic Birch ply for the bottom.

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