Drawer Sides

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Drawer Sides

Post by Woodmatt » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:33 am

I am just about to make 30 odd drawers for my new kitchen which I plan to be in solid oak with oak ply bottoms and using dovetail joints.
My question are
1) What thickness sides would you use bearing in mind cost effective avaliable timber sizes.
2) How would you order your timber, I have a table saw and planner,thicknesser so sawn boards are not a problem.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Re: Drawer Sides

Post by lynx » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:41 am

Depends on what runners you are using. If blum or glass concealed, then 16mm max thickness anyway. Was always go for 1" boards and plane down to 15.00mm. Tried thicker boards and ripping in half but found these bowed after a while.
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Re: Drawer Sides

Post by hammertime » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:44 am

In only use a cheapo dovetail jig but found usually make them 17mm possibly 20mm if they're large drawers. I order inch timber and plane off the rest

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Re: Drawer Sides

Post by jrm » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:47 am

Scawton advertise 20mm and I have seen a few others sell thinner sizes but can't bring to mind. 5 cu ft for £125.00 here for example http://www.scawtonsawmill.co.uk/kiln-dr ... b1-1-c.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Drawer Sides

Post by Vallybar » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:44 pm

Hafele save all the hastle white or grey the only way.
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Re: Drawer Sides

Post by Woodmatt » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Thanks for the replies.
Valleybar although the Hafele ones you suggest make it easy and probably cheaper but the whole point is I want to make my own kitchen complete.
I am probably going to go for the Grass concealed runner so 15/16mm it is and as has been suggested I will get in 25mm and plane it down to size(plenty of wood chips for the floor of the pig sty)
I have just lookes at the Scawton 20mm but they want £95.00 for the delivery so that one is out.

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Post by jrm » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:40 pm

Woodmatt wrote:I have just lookes at the Scawton 20mm but they want £95.00 for the delivery so that one is out.
To be fair to them, it looks like a c*ck up on the website. I think it's supposed to be £45.00.

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Re: Drawer Sides

Post by MJ80 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:08 am

Just plane it down, you could also leave them thicker groove for the base then rebate the bottom to 16mm so it fits the runners. Anyway they are good lads at Scawton, nice timber

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