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    Inviting your comments on my wardrobe plans

    I'm about to build a walk-in wardrobe, closely based on one that I've done previously. There are a couple of more complex elements in this one and many of you have already helped on specific elements that I've queried along the way. Now I'm offering up the full model/plan. If there's any...
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    OK. Getting a bit more up to speed with drawer making history from the 1700s onwards. My original proposal was for drawer sides of 15mm and movento undermounted metal runners, which I'm still happy with. As such I don't need to worry about a groove on the outside for the runners, and only need...
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    That is awesome. <hurries off to research quadrant and flush slips>
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    Thanks recipio. Appreciate the advice and sanity check. I'll be using the undermounted blum movento runners. This means that the beauty of the drawers wont be spoilt by the utilitarian metal runners. The blum runners also give a degree of adjustment themselves, giving me a mm or two's grace. I...
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    How should I construct this shelf?

    Just reopening this one to fix a gap in my knowledge. More than one above have recommended a housing joint in the cabinet sides so that the shelf slides in from behind, and I'd like to understand in what situations such a construction is preferred. For example, in my case the sides of the...
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    Please could you elaborate a bit. Some of the complexity I'm doing conciously because of a benefit (e.g. dovetails = strength and beauty). But there's probably a lot that I'm not aware of that's unnecesarily complex.
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    False front hopefully isn't necessary in this case because I've got 'fascias' (not sure what to call them) on the sides of the cabinet. So I can make the drawer sides flush with the edge of the draw fronts, and the gap due to the runner is hidden by the fascia. - Just realised I haven't posted a...
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    Should I buy an 8mm collet for my existing 8mm bits, or just rebuy bits to fit my new router

    I watched the vid after robgul mentioned it. To be fair to all above, the Axminster guy was responding to a question about 3/8 collets. And it was these that he was suggesting were phased out some years ago because they are unnecessary over and above 1/4 and 1/2 inches. Almost within the same...
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    @recipio Re: profile and scribe for the muntin. Are you suggesting the the muntin doesn't just sit below, but that the bottom is split into two parts, sitting in a groove either side of the muntin? Like the 'in the old days' construction that @Cabinetman refers to in his point 3 above?
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    Oh - bottoms aren't glued? In the meantime - I've spoken to the hardwood store, and actually if I buy a sheet of veneer, a sheet of heat activated glue and some wpb ply it might not be so much more expensive (though I've still got to run the numbers). @recipio The hanging part of the wardrobe...
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    Should I buy an 8mm collet for my existing 8mm bits, or just rebuy bits to fit my new router

    I've just bought a second hand router that comes with 1/2 and 1/4 inch collets. I've got a handful of bits all 8mm: Leigh dovetail kit (2 bits), and a pack of 5 from Lidl The 8mm collet for the new router is £30 which is about the value of the existing bits (not all of which I use). Is it...
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    Sorry - yes 140mm high. I don't think I mind too much about assembly all in one go (he says never having made a drawer before). I was kinda thinking that the drawer bottom would actually help keep everything square during glue up. I'm going to be using Blum movento runners, so they'll do the...
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    Thanks @Cabinetman ,though the base is 6mm mdf not ply.
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    How deep should the housing joint (?) be for a drawer base

    Further questions: 1) Do I need to leave some extra space in the groove to allow for the mdf drawer bottom to expand with humidity/temp? If so, how much extra do I need to allow in total in each direction? 2) does a muntin deserve a particular joint like a mortise and tenon, or would it be...
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    Construct a tall unit as two cabinets or one?

    Oh! Hold on. I've not seen it like that before @Cabinetman! You're seeing it as three units: one on the far right - one on the far left - and one across the top. Like stone henge, as you say. But until today I've always been seeing it at three cabinets wide by two high - six in total. Even...
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