Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Iíve been thinking about it all day and even though it will probably look better with the dado, I would like to butt the bottom up under the sides with glue and maybe screws. I am worried if Iím going to have a problem with expansion since the bottom is plywood and the sides are solid.
I bought 1x10 Poplar for sides and will probably plane them down to ĹĒ thick. I have ĹĒ plywood for the bottom and plan to dado under each plane blade to protect the cutting edge. I think the ĹĒ plywood should be strong enough to hold the weight, but if I have expansion problems then I donít know what to do. I guess I could just use plywood for everything and forget about the dovetails to avoid expansion.
One of the reasons why Iím avoiding the dado and floating bottom is that Iím thinking about times when I might pull the whole drawer out to take outside during the summer months. Iím not sure if Iíll do that or just pull whatever plane Iíll be using, but it would be nice to be able to pull the whole drawer out for whatever reason maybe to move or something without breaking the drawer.
Iím a die hard DIY guy. Donít tell me to hire someone for what I can do myself.