So I'm finally getting around to building one of my cabinets full of drawers for the shop. It'll be roughly 46" wide. I'm split on whether to make 2 banks of drawers, 20 something inches wide each or 1 bank all the way across.. 44 inches? With 2 banks the drawer bottoms are a no brainer, 1/4 plywood, but the wider drawers..I'm leaning towards 1/2 plywood for the support. I like wider drawers, but I can go either way. They're only going to be around 18" deep. I have a bunch of 1/2" sitting around. I may need another sheet, but it's not that big a deal..
Just for the sake of argument I have a boat load of 3/4" ply sitting around from other jobs so I could make 20 drawers if I needed it..
Something completely unrelated..5/8" seems to be popping up all over on this thing. The top is 1 5/8 thick and 47 5/8 long and several measurements from floor to the top to match up with my bench are turning out to be 5/8" increments . Absolutely none of this was planned. I had to shave just a tad too much planing and trimming the top (I used what I had available) turned out a bit short as well. Just kind of odd. While I'm thinking about it I might as well make the drawers 44 5/8 or 43 5/8 or whatever just for symmetry sake..Why not?
I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Marty or Marty Farty if you feel mean.
Last edited by allpurpose; 08-08-2020 at 09:52 AM.