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Forum topic by WOODIE1 posted 12-15-2013 05:10 AM 840 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-15-2013 05:10 AM

Ok I am building a bathroom vanity. I found 2 beautiful 8’ x 8” boards that look like twins. Anyway I want to make to rows of drawers in a 6” vanity. there will be 3 to 4 drawers in each row.

I am a little worried about using say 6” high drawers out of one piece of wood? I want the grain to flow from one to the other. All I see are plywood/veneer vanities and it is making double think. Is there concern for board warping? I have built vanities before but they were painted.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 01:00 PM

When I’m gluing up raised panel doors I seldom use anything over 5” wide boards to avoid and possible cupping/warping. On a drawer front 6” wide, I believe it would be fine. I assume you would have a sub front and this would contribute to maintaining flatness. What about the wood itself…what do the growth rings look like from the end grain. What species and moisture content? Unless it has shown a tendency to cup or twist you should be fine.

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 01:12 PM

As long as the wood is dry and stable you shouldn’t have any problems with this, particularly since the drawers are not very wide. I have made drawers as tall as 10” with a single board and had no problem. I think using a single board gives it a nice look.

-- PaulMayer,

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