Hello - In the past I have made my drawer sides out of 1/2" stock. My latest
project I am running a bit short on materials and do not feel like making a
trip to my wood supplier. If I use what I have, I can make the drawer sides
and back out of 3/8" stock. The drawers are relatively small, about 10" deep
and 13" across and 3" high.
Is 3/8" stock too small for the sides and back? We are talking about cherry.
Also, what I am using has sap wood. Would that detract too much or cause any
Another question, while I'm at it. How do you folks cut your drawer holes? I
know some people rip the piece, cross cut the openings and glue it all back
together. This is not possible for me as my front aprons are already
complete. My drawer fronts are overlay style. I am planning to make a
template and cutting out with my router then clean up the corners with a
chisel. My POS jigsaw is another possibility but would likely end up looking
like crap. Any other suggestions?
This is a sofa table / hall table and will have two drawers.
Thanks in advance!