I am making a bed for my daughter and it has 6 drawers underneath. The drawers will be 22 1/4 inches wide and 26 inches deep and 5 3/4 inches high. I am using 1/2 birch plywood as the sides, front and back of the drawer box and will have a 3/4 inch drawer front with overlay (3/8). The extension slides will be full 26″ slides by accuride.
My question is what thickness should the bottom be? I was planning on using 1/4 inch plywood, but I am nervous that this is too thin. Should I use 1/2″ or should I use another method for making the bottoms sturdy?
I have received advice from this forum for my headboard and footboard construction and really appreciated the input, however I forgot who had advised me on that, so putting this into the “Assign an Expert”.