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    drawer construction?

    how do you construct your drawers, specifically the backs of them and why you do it that way?
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    Usually the back sits in dados in the sides. Glued and a few brads. Easy, I guess.
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    I have made them in several different ways but by far the easiest way is to make the back narrower and slide the bottom in and then pin nail or screw the bottom to the back
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    Shop drawers drop into dados on the side or get pocketholed from the back where it doesn't show. Both methods then stop at the surface of the drawer bottom and get a screw or two (depending on width) through the bottom panel and into the back's bottom edge. For nicer pieces I use sliding dovetails because they look nice and attach the bottom panel the same way.
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    for furniture, all half dovetails, for my garage just brads and glue and plywood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    I have made them in several different ways but by far the easiest way is to make the back narrower and slide the bottom in and then pin nail or screw the bottom to the back
    jay i was asking about the back to the sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    jay i was asking about the back to the sides.
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    1-800-hafele I cant make them for what I can buy them for... solid maple dovetail prefinished rounded over tops 5/8 thick walls, 1/4" ply bottoms 1/2" available for larger drawers and all machined for undermount slides. Average kitchen drawer costs me about 45 to 50 bucks and takes about 2 weeks.
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    I dado the sides, cut a dado for the drawer bottom all the way around, glue and 1/4" staples. Usually luan for the bottom, unless it's a larger drawer that will hold a lot, then I use piece of 1/2" ply for the bottom,
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    well found some info threw the net that i thought was good to share, and the author i have met so he has my approval if that means anything
    whoops will need to get a link cant post a pdf here???

    here is some good info.. PDF
    i am sure the rest of the book would be a good source of info as well.. this guy is a good writer in my opinion.. and friendly fella too
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