How to Build a Drawer Box
several ways to build drawer boxes. Some use dados. Some have dove
tailed corners or some other complicated method of joining wood that
takes special machinery. But a drawer box is just that. A simple box.
So by keeping just a couple of simple principles in mind, you can build a
sturdy, durable drawer box with a minimum of effort and tools.
Building the Box
You now have a very sturdy replacement drawer box that should last for years. Note the nails are nailed into the sides of the drawer box, not the front and back. If you nail into the front of the box, when you close the drawer hard it will have a tendency to knock the front of the box off. By nailing into the sides instead, you eliminate this problem. Try not to nail too close to an edge to prevent splitting. Always pre-drill for each nail.
Material: I recommend 5/8" melamine backed particle board. Turning the melamine side to the inside of the drawer produces a very durable inner lining that wipes out easily. Always pre-drill for every screw.