Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dickinson, Tx. / Somerville, TX
By looking at your last sketch, it appears that the drawer bottom is just nailed/screwed and glued to the bottom. This is much less than ideal unless the bottom will be sliding on some form of the frame. The bottom should be dado'ed into the sides and front and rear.
Generally, an inch or two from the top of a drawer is not that bad. We lived in our boat full time for about 25 years and now the last 2 years in an rv. We are no strangers to the 'not enough room' syndrome. You will learn to deal with whatever space you have.
Retired woodworker, amongst other things, Sold full time cruising boat and now full time cruising in RV. Currently in Somerville, Tx
Last edited by Tony B; 11-12-2019 at 06:09 PM.