Thanks all for the advice
What type of material?
Plywood is all I've used to date on anything
Do you cut matching sides at once, or measure each one separately?
Usually I cut the 2 corresponding sides for the drawers together - but I did do the first by cutting and measuring each one separately - I've learned a lot since the first firewood... err drawers!
How are you joining the drawer fronts/backs and sides?
I have a 90 degree jig I made, I clamp 1 front and 1 side, glue it, then brad nail, then the same for the other side except I use the side and the back. Then join the 2 units together. Now I have 4 - 90 degree clamps I use also.
How do you approach the drawer bottoms?
I take a sheet of 1/4 and brad nail it to the bottom - no dados yet - although my bottoms always seem to be off by about 1/16. I thought my saw was out of alignment but I've checked it over and over and I can't see where it's out that much
Do you make drawers from measurements, or to fit frames that are already completed?
Both actually - my first I tried to fit the drawers to the frames - that didn't work. The 2nd I made 3 drawers and figured I make the boxes to fit - they're not firewood yet, still sitting there while I scratch my head how to get them together!
Also start simple, with 1/2" plywood, butt joints, glue and then predrill for #6 screws. Work on getting those square before you move on.
I always predrill - it's now a habit
Thanks for the advice