Kitchen drawers

I'm designing kitchen cabinets this is my first attempt. I have loads of questions. My aim is frameless (to make the best use of interior space) the lower cabinets all in drawers with over extension slides. I think I want drawers fronts 36" wide and 24"slides 9" deep (that would be the bottom drawer). Including potential overloading problems is there any reason to split them up. To use 2 narrower drawers instead of 1 wide one. Is the Accuride overextension slide the weak link here? Would a beefier drawer box help?
I plan to finish with paint I saw some MDO at the home centre. I think it would make a great paintable surface. I guess I could use poplar for banding the edges. The cost is about the same as cabinet grade. Advice would be appreciated Thanks
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Hi Hunnert,
FWIW, I have a bunch of 36wide x 24 deep trays in the shop. Made them with 3/4 ply bottoms & poplar sides about 3" high.
Some are loaded up pretty well with power hand tools - routers, saws, drills etc.
I used KV full extension 100# slides.
No problems in 5+ years.
Lou

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Pick up some heavy duty full-extension drawer glides from Lee Valley. We renovated our kitchen and a friend of mine in the trade suggested this. This advice was outstanding and you won't regret it. The price is not too bad and well worth it!
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