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measuring for drawers

I want to build drawers in my closet. If i plan the cabinet around the drawer size i think it will be easier for me. How do u do it.
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Assemble the carcass, pick the hardware, build the drawers to fit.
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Assemble the carcass, pick the hardware, build the drawers to fit.
Yes, much easier to fit drawers to cabinet then vice versa.

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Yes - build the cabinet first keeping in mind what are your drawers going to use for the opening and closing operation. I'm building a dresser for a granddaughter and the operation has to be child proof and easy, so these drawers are using a mono rail system so I don't need that 1/2" clearance on both sides that the mechanical slides require. Are your drawers going to be inset or overlay?

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I like the look of inset. Are all sliders 1/2 in on each side? Im thinking something like this except the lower part will be all drawers and about 7 ft long. Also built into the closet. I have a large walking closet. 4ft wide and about 10ft long. Roof pitches at the 6ft mark. Any ideas as to how i should build the carcass? I dont see the need for full panel wall inside inbetween each set of drawers.
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Just as easy either way. For side mount drawer guides make the cabinet opening 1 1/32" larger than the drawer box. As far as heigth allow 1/8" to 1/4" between the bottom of the drawer box and the rail below it and 1/2" between the top of the drawer box and the rail above it.
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