Reply To: Question on box construction

Roberto Fischer

On his drawers, he always makes a groove on 3 sides and slides the bottom in (the back leaves the groove open). The bottom can be either plywood or solid wood (chamfered/rebated on the sides) with a few nails through the back panel, securing it from sliding out.

I think he used the method Joost described for smaller boxes with thinner sides, so they don’t become too fragile, too thin where the groove is.