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Agree 100% on the plywood, I do not like MDF for any structural project.
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Ply. I had a lot of problems with HD ply because two layers were thin strips of bamboo. Hoorible crap material that splinters when you cut a dado. 3/4 ply is your best bet, but really check it out carefully first. Great project, by the way.

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If you aren't using drawer slides, i.e. just sliding them on wood frames, then I suggest using narrow strips of counter top laminate to slide them on. A strip on the runner in the carcass and another on the bottom of the drawer. You will be surprised at how well that works. If they get a little sticky you just rub some parafin on the drawer runners. I did that for some cupboards I built just after me and the missus got married and we didn't have much money to spare. Costs almost nothing but it is a little time consuming cutting the strips.
Good idea, I have some extra laminate that will work well for that. I had thought to use UHMW tape but I think the laminate is a better idea. less expensive since I can use scrap and since its thicker the structure of it will overcome slight inconsistencies in the plywood.
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I built this whole closet that spans the wall out of home depot $39 dollar plywood, real solid, I can't afford the Baltic birch stuff.
Eugene, that looks great! Did you edge band the plywood structure or is it just hidden by the drawer fronts and doors?

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Thanks, I did hardwood face frame about 3/4 thick, I did 1 inch and 3/4 x 3/4 hardwood face frame where 2 carcass so the euro hinges could mount, the rest of the face frame was just a faca board for the crown molding and toe kick instead of edge banding, I think hardwood is so much better than edge banding, makes the plywood more ridgid and stable, also I shellaced and pollyed the inside so it very smooth inside the cabinet, the whole project was under $900 with the hardware and wood.
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$29 is a better than I got it, good luck with your build,
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$29 is a better than I got it, good luck with your build,
You did well . I just spent $106 this morning for a 1/2" piece of Baltic birch . kicking myself as it was on sale for 35 bucks last week

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