Do drawer bottoms float?
I'm in the process of building a small cart to put my street organ on. It will have a drawer within the cart to hold my rolls of music. I'm building the drawer now. My drawer sides are walnut and the bottom is birch plywood. I'm not getting crazy with dovetail corners or anything like that (even if I knew how) but did run a groove around the sides for the bottom panel to set in. My question is...should the bottom panel be glued into place or just set it in and allow for it to float? Or does it even matter?
Now that I have typed this all up it makes me realize how poor a woodworker I am. I own a dovetail jig. I bought it at a woodworking show about 15-18 years ago. I even bought extra templates for it. It has never been out of the box. I have the router plates still in the package hanging on the pegboard. I never even thought of using it on this project until now (which is too late).
So, I put that on my TO DO list for this summer....learn to make dovetails!.
Now, where was I....oh... so, do I let the bottom float?
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