Drawers are 9" tall, 40" wide, and 19" deep.
The sides and back are 1/2" maple.
The front is 3/4" walnut
The sides were originally going to be 5/8" thick, but with the curve after the resaw, I had to plane them down to 1/2" to remove the curve.
Sounds like there isn't a clear consensus, which usually means either way will work. I am not an expert at dovetails, so given that facing either way will work, I will likely choose to face the boards based on which side of the tailboard looks the best after cutting tails.
Everything is nice and flat now, I just worry a bit about movement down the road. I am leaning towards )===( as the default, as I think the small tails at the top and bottom of my dovetail design should hold this well and it would be easier to correct if it moves slightly over time.
If they move enough that the bottom of the drawer is falling out of the slot, then it is more screwed up than I thought. I don't think this should be a big problem.
Thank you for the input.
Last edited by Peter StJohn; 03-08-2017 at 01:48 PM.