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I am using 1/2" mdf for drawers. 4" tall and 20" deep. Is it ok to glue and just nail the sides together or do I need something more?
Nice drawers. But oh my! What a mess your shop is in. Now I don't mean that in a bad way.shopman said:As it becoming obvious MDF is not good for drawer sides. I use MDF only for my painted radiator cover tops and not much else.
I have had great results making drawer boxes from polar when I just cant afford maple which is my first choice.
I have done a couple projects recently that were cost driven and i ended up making the drawer boxes with a nice 3/4 birch plywood. I did simple dado and rabbet construction that was glued and stapled. I round over the top edges inside and out (not the outside where the drawer front goes) and fill any voids before I sand them. Even clear coated these drawers look fine and are very affordable and strong.
Three pics of simple plywood and one of dovetailed maple