drawer bottoms & expansion
I am making some solid wood drawers, and I have a question about the bottom section. I want the bottoms to be solid wood, not plywood or particle board. I can see a problem with warping and expansion, however. My idea is to glue together 3/8 inch slats to make the bottom sheets, but wonder how to handle expansion due to moisture content with this system. Could I simply put another layer of slats over the top of the first layer, in a north-south direction, so as to inhibit the east-west expansion of that first layer? If two layers are glued in opposite directions, does this make the entire piece free of expansion issues? It seems that it might, because that is how plywood is set up, and I dont think plywood expands very much at all. Can someone tell me if I am on the right track?