A construction to reduce jamming of inset drawers?

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  • #771923
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    While searching for something entirely different, the algorithms brought forward a drawer construction that was new to me – basically only the front and bottom being to the size of the drawer frame. The back of the drawer is narrower than the front, with the sides and flush, while at the front they are recessed. There’s a guide along the bottom of the drawer.

    Having first had some problems with fitting big drawers (900x450x250 mm [35x18x10″]), and then with jamming from seasonal changes, I wonder if this is one solution? It seems to be a concept from the Carl Malmsten University School of Design and Furniture Making and used by some artisan woodworkers of that school (and satellites).
    (Apologies for the poor drawing)

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Boston, MA

    #771927
    Harvey Kimsey
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    Sven, that looks like a reasonable approach to drawer construction. A center slot keeps the drawer from racking. On conventional flush fronted drawers, I was taught to make the back about 1/16” shorter than the front. This makes the drawer slightly trapezoid in shape but takes away some problems if the drawer space isn’t perfect.

    #771951
    Sven-Olof Jansson
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    Thanks Harvey!

    Sven-Olof Jansson
    London, UK; Boston, MA

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