Depth of groove in drawers - Router Forums
 3Likes
  • 2 Post By CharleyL
  • 1 Post By RainMan 2.0
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2017, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
First Name: N/a
Posts: 2
 
Question Depth of groove in drawers

I am totally new to woodworking having recently picked up this as a hobby.
Presently I am planning to build a cabinet (as my sixth project) with many shelves and drawers.
I am using 12MM ply for the drawers (all 4 sides and bottom).
I propose to build them without screws. Hence considering grooves.
Can someone be kind enough to advice regarding the depth of the grooves.
Whether it should be 3mm or 6mm in a 12mm ply.
Thanks in advance.
kss144 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2017, 01:34 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Herb Stoops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Herb
Posts: 8,061
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kss144 View Post
I am totally new to woodworking having recently picked up this as a hobby.
Presently I am planning to build a cabinet (as my sixth project) with many shelves and drawers.
I am using 12MM ply for the drawers (all 4 sides and bottom).
I propose to build them without screws. Hence considering grooves.
Can someone be kind enough to advice regarding the depth of the grooves.
Whether it should be 3mm or 6mm in a 12mm ply.
Thanks in advance.
6mm

Herb
Herb Stoops is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2017, 01:47 PM
Registered User
 
CharleyL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Charley
Posts: 2,136
 
Default

About half the thickness of the board no matter what dimensioning method you use.

Charley
RainMan 2.0 and 197761 like this.

Central North Carolina
CharleyL is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2017, 02:07 PM
Registered User
 
RainMan 2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Country: Canada
First Name: Rick
Posts: 16,801
 
Default

Welcome to the forum . I'm looking at some of my old pics and I'd say I went halfway . Here's a few pics . The faces are not on yet , so you can see how deep I dadoed
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0491.JPG
Views:	38
Size:	203.0 KB
ID:	286114  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0492.JPG
Views:	33
Size:	188.6 KB
ID:	286122  

TenGees likes this.

I don’t always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate

Last edited by RainMan 2.0; 07-02-2017 at 02:09 PM.
RainMan 2.0 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-02-2017, 02:38 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 15,904
 
Default

Minimum 35%, maximum 50%.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Cherryville Chuck is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-03-2017, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
First Name: N/a
Posts: 2
 
Default

Sincere thanks to all for the inputs.
kss144 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Craftsman router 315.175050 depth adjustment asri vaths General Routing 9 04-15-2020 07:55 PM
Need help with Milwaukee 5616 depth adjustment jnbrown General Routing 3 11-09-2015 09:00 AM
Groove and Tennon Joint Construction neville9999 General Routing 3 11-19-2013 10:15 AM
varying depth of Freud tongue & groove bits dicktill Router Bits - Types and Usage 7 06-04-2013 06:45 AM
Construction order/method for chest with drawers AndyL Project Plans and How To 0 03-30-2012 06:37 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome