I am planning to build a drawer system and wondering what type and thickness of plywood would be best. Want it to be very study and will be putting weight on top of the drawer system including an ARB fridge. I’m a big advocate of thicker-than-usual drawer bottoms, for one simple reason: They speak of quality. I want to build dresser drawers with Kreg joints. Dimensions: L- 31 w- 24 d- 9. Can I get away with using a pine plywood that’s 1/2 thick?
I know NOT to glue the drawer bottom in place so as to allow for expansion and contraction. Would it be better to use plywood for the drawer sides or solid wood? Also, stainless rods are pretty expensive compared to thicker plywood (at least, in my experience). Put the rails under the drawer with guides at the edges.
They will have minimal space between the doors and drawers and maximize interior storage and drawer space. Here is what you need to look for in both the cabinet box and the drawer construction to assure your cabinets can stand the test of time with everyday use. Thickness: Whether you choose particleboard or plywood, the ends of the box should be made of stock from -inch and -inch boards — the thicker the better, obviously. Drawers can be made of solid wood, plywood, or a mix of both. You rabbet the back to fit the dado, as opposed to trying to match the dado width to the thickness of the back.
Drawer Bottom Plywood Size
Brighton, Cambridge, Haven and Nantucket doors and drawer fronts feature an MDF frame andan MDF center panel sealed with a durable painted finish.