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    drawer construction?

    if you have a set of drawers to make and your lumber is better on one side than the other, which side goes in to the drawer and what goes out to be seen each time it opens? solid wood not ply.
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    I'd put the good side in. I never look at the out side of a drawer when I open it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Baer View Post
    I'd put the good side in. I never look at the out side of a drawer when I open it.
    Gotta go with Don. I shellac the inside of all my drawers and sand smooth so's not to catch on clothing, etc. The only people who look at the outside of the drawers will be other woodworkers so they can check out your joinery.
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    i'd go with good side in as well.
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    we talking the sides and back?

    Because I would think that an obvious answer on the front of a drawer.
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    thanks i was thinking on the sides and back jon,, i kinda figured which side should go out on the frt
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    +1 on the good side in.
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    Larry just paint the outside of the drawers purple and quit worry'in about it.

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    yeah but i kinda wanted to see the purple heart colour show threw some
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