What's the trick to designing drawers?

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biz_kid1's picture
Joined: 2011-02-12 21:43
What's the trick to designing drawers?
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Maybe I'm having a hard time because I don't know what the standards are....like how much clearance do you leave around it for the drawer slides, etc., but still make the face/front fit the opening???  My designs sound good in my head but look bad in SketchUp.  Thoughts?  Tips?  thanks!

dan-k's picture
Joined: 2011-02-22 17:47
For the inexpensive white

For the inexpensive white drawer slides you need 1/2" clearance on each side.
I usually leave an 1/8" gap around the drawer face.  Another suggestion would be to look at pieces in your home and see how they were constructed.