|Forum topic by Sailor||posted 08-05-2009 03:34 AM||5110 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-05-2009 03:34 AM
I am building my first set of cabinets in my shop and so far they are going great (except that I forgot to take pictures). The are going to be frameless cabinets with full overlay drawer fronts.
I have was wondering what I should build the drawer boxes out of, 1/2” or 3/4” birch ply. I am going to be putting things like power tools in the larger drawers and smaller hand tools, drill bits, hand planes and such in the smaller drawers. I have been looking around the net and seeing alot of 1/2” drawer boxes being used but I am not sure if that will hold up for me or not.
My deepest drawer (which will probably be the heaviest) is going to be 10” and 21” deep. Although, I am considering making the drawer box sides only about 4” or so in order to save on wasted materials if I made the drawer box sides the full 9”-10”. Of course on my 10” drawer I will have a 10” face made from 3/4” ply, or should I use 1/2” for that?????
Thanks everyone, I should have some photos tomorrow…