How To Downsize A Drawer
How to downsize a drawer is article about Cabinet Making bookmarked by phillip with ID 176146867 was uploaded on 18-04-2019 and has been viewed 59,025 times.
While building a media cabinet, I broke the wise rule of 'Measure twice,cut once.' I made a quick measurement for depth on a drawer that would extend to be flush with the face frame, and I forgot to account for the additional thickness of the false front that would be attached.
I left myself a half inch of wiggle room when I measured, but I needed nearly an inch to accommodate the thickness of the false fronts.I thought about simply planing the drawer face down to about a half inch, but this would have still left the back of the drawer 'bottomed out' against the back of the cabinet car-case, and I don't like leaving myself without depth adjust-ability in the drawer to account for variations (I built three drawers to this specification).
To fix this situation, I decided to cut the back off of each drawer and attach a new panel with glue and brads.The original back was attached with locking rabbet joints in each corner and a dado to receive the bottom panel, so my fix would not be quite as strong as the original, but by making the fix on the back of the drawer where...