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Offline Chris Hughes

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European drawers
« on: February 21, 2010, 05:41 PM »
what is the standard drawer stock thickness in Europe?  I would assume it would be 15mm, but hey what do I know?

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Offline woodguy7

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Re: European drawers
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 05:58 PM »
Most store bought kitchen drawers are metal sides which incorporate the runner.  I have just made 12 dovetailed drawers for my bench & made them from 20mm thick stock.  For furniture applications i usually make my drawer sides 12mm to 15mm thick & the fronts about 20mm thick.
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Offline Chris Hughes

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Re: European drawers
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 06:09 PM »
So usually box sides are 12 to 15mm?  Why did you use 20mm for your last project.  Do you dovetail your boxes and apply a front?

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Re: European drawers
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2010, 04:03 AM »
Just guessing that he used the 20mm sides on his last project because it was for his bench; likely some heavy stuff in it if it is like most of our shop drawers.
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Offline woodguy7

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Re: European drawers
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2010, 05:29 AM »
That's right, the drawers in my bench will be mainly for tools & i wanted to beef them up a bit.  If i am using full extension runners i use 12mm stock all round & apply an extra drawer front about 20mm thick to cover the runners.  If no runners are used i sometimes use 12mm on 2 sides & back & 20mm on front with half blind dovetails on the front.

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