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Does anyone have some easy drawer plans? I have one on a cabnit that is on its last leg I'd love to replace. FYI I don't have a dovetail jig nor am I interested in trying to make one. Looking for easy and clean

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Probably the easiest and cleanest way would be to make your measurements, and use butt joints for the sides and front and back. Cut the slots for the drawer bottom and assemble the basic box with glue and a few brads. Not the strongest but quick and easy. If you want stronger corner joints you may want to take some time and use half lap joints or finger joints. If you use the butt joints, I would suggest using gussets under the drawer bottom for added strength. Hope this helps.

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Reinforcing the butt joints with dowels is another easy way to improve their strength.
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Rabbet the front of the drawer the depth of what you are using for the sides so that the sides will be flush. Route the bottom of the sides so that you can slide a piece of wood in for a new bottom. Put this together and then measure the distance of the back inside and cut a piece of wood to fit (inside). Route this back piece out on the bottom just as you did with the sides. Nail your sides to the front, slide the bottom in and then attach your back. You could probably use your old drawer parts to make a new one.
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Rabbet the front of the drawer the depth of what you are using for the sides so that the sides will be flush. Route the bottom of the sides so that you can slide a piece of wood in for a new bottom. Put this together and then measure the distance of the back inside and cut a piece of wood to fit (inside). Route this back piece out on the bottom just as you did with the sides. Nail your sides to the front, slide the bottom in and then attach your back. You could probably use your old drawer parts to make a new one.
. Thank you for the easy instructions! What type of wood and thickness 1/4"?

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You want quick and simple, then butt joints, with glue blocks in each corner, and along the bottom edges.

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