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Drawer not square

I canít seem to get my drawer square.




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Are the two opposite sides exactly the same length?

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I canít seem to get my drawer square.




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Try shelving the kreg jig. That would help a lot.
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Well, with the bottom attached you won't be able to square it up. Remove the bottom, square up the frame, and re-attach the bottom while maintaining square.
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Are the two opposite sides exactly the same length?


Yes they are.


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Well, with the bottom attached you won't be able to square it up. Remove the bottom, square up the frame, and re-attach the bottom while maintaining square.


Good idea. I will give that a try.


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It looks like the bottom piece is the root cause of not being square.

I took it out and just did the frame alone and I am about 1/16 off, it should be acceptable right?

As for the bottom 1/4Ē piece do I need to have it square at 100% itís floating I should have some room for error? If I make it square on the same piece I need some trimming and I will loose wood and wonít match up my original measurements.

I guess I go cut another piece and call it a day.



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While a 1/16" out of square is maybe okay I would suggest you try and get it exactly square. I would use it as a challenge and don't let it get the best of you. You will learn from the experience and the next time this comes up you will know what to do. A 1/16" isn't so bad in a drawer but if you make a picture frame it will be like the Grand Canyon.

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After trimming the 1/4Ē bottom piece I am able to have my drawer square 100% :)
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