Sorry for the long post but I feel I needed to explain my reasoning for using the MDF prior to asking my question.
A couple of years ago I was at an auction for a cabinet shop. At the end the auctioneer asked for a $5 bid on a 6' tall stack of hardwood plywood. Thinking I couldn't let it go for that I became the happy owner of over 100 sheets of mixed MDF core sheets. There is cherry, walnut, maple, alder, and white oak. Since I have so much of this I want to use it for shop cabinets. My plan is to just build square boxes with rabbets in the sides for the top and bottom. I'll cut a 1/4" groove for the back. Then glue and screw the top and bottom on so no fasteners will show from the sides. My drawers will be full overlay so I'm not going to bother edge banding the MDF core. All of the boxes will set on a platform style toekick.
Is this an appropriate method for constructing the boxes?
What screws would work best for going into the edge of the MDF?
I will be predrilling.
I'm planning on using baltic birch for the drawers but thought I'd ask if there is a more cost effective material?
Some of them will be large (32" wide by 12" deep) so whatever I use needs to be strong.
Does anyone have recommendations on sources for full extension drawer slides?
I just saw Jon Bonham's posting on the Gliderite slides and their prices look like the best I've seen.
Thanks for everyone's help,
P.S. If anyone in central Ohio needs some MDF core plywood let me know.