Need some advice from the smart folks out there: I’m starting to build new kitchen cabinets for our house and plan to build full extension drawers throughout…no cabinets with doors (aside from under the sink, of course!). We find that stuff in the very back of cabinets get lost or forgotten after a couple of years, because it’s too hard to go digging in the way back, so drawers would seem to improve space utilization.
Some of the drawers will be fairly large: 13 1/2″ high by 24 ” wide by 22″ deep. Weight shouldn’t be excessive…the deep drawers will hold tall pots, mainly. I had planned to use 1/2″ birch plywood for the drawer sides, backs and bottoms. I will also use full-extension slides on the sides so bowing of the sides should not be a problem.
Does anyone see a problem with this plan? Should I consider thicker drawer sides?