- 1 How do you make a timber drawer?
- 2 What type of wood is used for drawers?
- 3 What is a good lubricant for wood?
- 4 How can I make wooden drawers slide easier?
- 5 What plywood is best for drawers?
- 6 What can I use for drawer bottoms?
- 7 What are the different types of drawer slides?
- 8 Where should drawer slides be positioned?
- 9 How much smaller should a drawer be than the opening?
How do you make a timber drawer?
- Cut the Parts. Using a miter saw and the cut list above, cut the 1×6, 1×3, and square dowels to size.
- Drill the Drawer Face Holes.
- Add Cleats to the Front and Back Pieces.
- Attach Cleats to the 1×3 Side Pieces.
- Dryfit the Sides.
- Assemble the Sides.
- Insert the Plywood Base.
- Attach the Drawer Face.
What type of wood is used for drawers?
Poplar is a great all-around choice for drawer box construction. It is stable, durable, and much less expensive than most hardwoods.
What is a good lubricant for wood?
Spray-dry lubricant, silicone tape, paste wax, candle wax, or even a sheet of wax paper can get the job done.
How can I make wooden drawers slide easier?
Here are two tips for getting your drawers sliding as smooth as butter. Rub paraffin on the meeting parts of drawers to keep them working smoothly. You’ll find paraffin with the canning supplies in your local grocery store. In a pinch you can also use candles, bar soap or even dry spray lubricant.
What plywood is best for drawers?
Assuming you’re going with plywood for the drawer bottoms, you’ll get the best results with real hardwood plywood, which is made entirely with thin plies of real hardwood. Conventional plywood has inner plies of various softwoods, even if the outer veneers are hardwood.
The most common materials for drawer bottoms are 1⁄4” hardboard or plywood. For small and medium-size drawers, hardboard will stand up to a moderate amount of weight. For a heavier load, you can step up to plywood. Baltic birch plywood is a great choice.
What are the different types of drawer slides?
There are 6 types of Drawer slides:
- Ball Bearing Drawer Slides.
- Soft close Ball Bearing Drawer Slides.
- Under mount Drawer Slides.
- Side Mount Drawer Slides.
- Center Mount Drawer slides.
- Roller Slides.
Where should drawer slides be positioned?
Hold the drawer level in front of the cabinet. Place the ends of the slides attached to the drawers into the tracks inside the cabinet. Pressing evenly on each side of the drawer, slide the drawer into place.
How much smaller should a drawer be than the opening?
That means each drawer should be 1” to 1-1/16” smaller than the opening to fit properly.