Drawers first/carcase second?
When making cabinets, I have always made the drawers after making the carcase/box.
I have some nice big sturdy drawers that I'd like to use in my shop, but would need to make the carcase to fit around them. I could make open frames, or regular boxes with or without face frames.
Has anyone done this? What kind of carcase box did you make and how did you get it to fit the drawers precisely enough so the drawer slides work well? Any tricks? I was taught that this is a no, no, but that might be wrong. I could also use wooden slides, though I've never made them. I'm not making fine furniture, this is for a shop, so maybe the standards are different. Though of course, I'd love to make furniture grade shop furniture sometime.
Last edited by Goblu; 03-23-2015 at 06:31 PM.