drawer side stock for wide (30"x22x7.5") drawers

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Forum topic by jimmy J posted 03-07-2014 06:00 PM 795 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimmy J

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03-07-2014 06:00 PM

I see a lot of recommendations saying that 1/2” maple/poplar etc is adequate for most drawers. Just wondering if I need to beef that up a big given my drawers are wider than most. they will hold clothes, so nothing too heavy.

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#1 posted 03-08-2014 02:10 AM

1/2 inch will be fine sir.

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#2 posted 03-08-2014 04:08 AM

I agree. I always use half inch on furniture.

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#3 posted 03-08-2014 04:13 AM

Since I was making mine from glue ups (poplar as well as maple), I chose to plane it down to 5/8 inch.

Note: 1/2 inch bottom on the big one! :-)

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#4 posted 03-08-2014 11:01 AM

1/2 in is fine, I do 5/8 only because I use blum undermount slide.

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