I’m building a classic chest of draws, 6 draw, 52″ H x 36″ W x 18″ D.
I have a pile of 1/2″ walnut. Normal I would build my carcass with 3/4″ lumber, dovetail joint the edges together and add 1/4″ thick board recessed into the carcass back. I typically dado and dovetail a draw runner for each draw.
Is 1/2″ to thin for a carcass? Has any seen the poor result over the years with thin walls? Suggesting appreciated.