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    Solid bottom drawer question

    Hi there.

    I'm working on the drawers of my seven drawer dresser ( pics to come soon) and I'd like to know whether I should leave the bottom flush with the back of the drawer or let it portrude a bit as in the pics to give more strength to the screw slot that fix it to the back side?

    See explanatory pics.

    Thanks in advance
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    Don't know about the bottom Toni, but I just had to say those dovetails look very nice!

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    i would say leave them a bit long.
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    Sorry, I don't really know which to use, but will be watching as I'm curious.

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    I'd go with flush like the ones in this post.
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    from the looks of the shadow on that one pic that shows the back of the drawer, it looks like he left the back of the bottom a tad longer than the end of the sides.
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    Just the photo Dan It's flush.
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    I'd leave it long.
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    i have some old pieces here toni and they are left long as well but the sides extend past the back where in yours they are flush, so i would lean on flush yu have plnty of wood to anchor the bottom in the backs so another 1/4 inch isnt gonna make it much stronger.. and flush would look more right to me in this case
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    if you`re going to use ply then flush is fine.
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