I need to make nine 24" x 24" by 7" drawers for the lathe stand. A quick price calc led me rapidly to 1/2" mdf for the sides, and some 1/8" melanine I have on hand for the bottoms. I'm using self-closing bottom mount slides (bought the wrong length for another project, so I had those on hand too). Any thoughts on what would be cheaper (or better in the long run)?
I feel bad about going against Stu's advice to build the stand like an A-frame, but I just don't have the skills at this point for all those angles. By the way, I was kicking myself for putting all this time into the stand, but yesterday I opened the box with the delivered stand in it. The foot print is less than 12" wide! You can be sure I'd find some bone-headed way to get that thing to topple over, and probably forward onto my legs. What were they thinking???