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Forum topic by jimmyhopps posted 138 days ago 362 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimmyhopps

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138 days ago

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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cabmaker

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#1 posted 138 days ago

1/2 inch will be fine sir.

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Grandpa

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#2 posted 138 days ago

I agree. I always use half inch on furniture.

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#3 posted 138 days ago

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! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#4 posted 137 days ago

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

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