Hi, I'm looking for guidance designing drawers for children.
One of my co-workers has asked me to build a bookshelf with two drawers in the bottom for large format or extra thick (think pop-up) books. I've been designing away at it and it occurred to me that the kiddos could get their fingers caught in the drawers.
Is there a 'best practice' for drawers in kids' furniture? Full overlay? Inset? Something else? I Googled and it seems manufactured furniture is all over the map.
I'm not using fancy ball-bearing slides, just the standard center under mount roller track-style. I could switch to traditional hardwood slides, I guess, which I think would lessen the chance of them slamming the drawers on themselves by making them harder to open/close. I don't think my co-worker is going to want to spring $30/drawer for soft-close slides.