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    I have been reading up on drawer construction, and I have found it quiet Interesting. Two ways to go, put a groove in the sides, or use drawer slips. Drawer slips might be a little more work, but thats the way I’m going to go. I would be Interested in how you guys go about making drawers.

    About Drawer Slips



    I’ve grooved my drawers in my tool cabinet and used glue blocks for the ones in my chest.  Since my tool chest is utilitarian and am not too concerned about wood movement I just cut the drawer bottom to fit into the drawer which then sits on the glued in blocks.  Haven’t even secured it down.  I’m a rebel 🙂



    Very interesting. Thanks Ken for the info….

    Located in Honeoye Falls NY USA. The Finger Lakes region of Western NY.

    "If you give me 6 hours to fell a tree, I will take the first 4 to sharpen my axe" Abe Lincoln

    Steve Follis

    I have always used a groove around the inside perimeter of the drawer sides and 1/8″ (3mm) plywood for the bottom.  The plywood holds up well for my purposes and it is not subject to wood movement.  Hopefully with some of the projects coming up, we will have drawers and I will try solid wood bottoms at that time.

    Memphis, Tennessee

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