I do not have experience making drawers and as I am designing a children's chest of drawers, I am uncertain how to dimension/configure the drawers.
Specifically, as the width of the drawer gets larger, do other dimensions have to increase. Can a 1/4 inch ply (nowadays really 3/32) serve as a drawer bottom if the drawer width approaches 36"? Seems like it would sag (clothes and such in the drawer and not tools), but I am unsure and don't have time to build a test drawer to see.
Can someone here share from your experience on this question.
What is a practical limit to the width of a single drawer? Is the answer influenced by whether a mechanical extension slide is used vs just a runner system?