Rookie question on dovetailing
Ok, I should know the answer to this but.....
I always use through dovetails on my projects but for this particular job the fronts will be seen so half blinds are the way to go.
Im using 5/8" thick solid maple for the drawers. (Ill be cutting these on a PC 4112 jig)
My question is figuring the length of the sides to achieve the desired drawer length.
Here goes and if someone wouldn't mind checking my math for me it would be greatly appreciated.
For a 21" deep drawer I am thinking a 1/4" set back on front and back before the dovetail so that would give me a 3/8" depth. (is this sufficient for strength?)
This would mean 21" - 1/4"-1/4" = 20-1/2" for my sides?
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