October 25, 2014
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Custom Options > Drawer Bottoms
Drawer Bottoms

   Bottom Thickness
  • B14) 1/4" Bottoms: for light duty drawers (Available in all species)
    1/4" bottoms are let into a 1/4" groove on all four sides
  • B38) 3/8" Bottoms: for drawers over 24" or heavy duty use
    3/8" bottoms are let into a 3/8" groove on all four sides
  • B12) 1/2" Bottoms: for drawers with spans over 36"
    1/2" bottoms are rabbeted into a 3/8" groove on all four sides

   Bottom Placement
  • Standard Bottoms Recess is 1/2" up from the bottom edge of the drawer
  • Other placement options are 1/4" & 3/8" up from the bottom edge
  • Bottoms can also be stapled on or rabbeted in flush upon request

   Bottom Types
B14-12
B14-38
B14-14
B14-R
B38-38
B38-12
B12-F
B12-14
B12-12
Using B14-12 as an example, the first set of numbers B14, refers to the bottom thickness, bottom thickness is 1/4". The second set of Numbers, 12, denotes the bottom placement as 1/2" up from the bottom edge.

   Notes on Bottom Placement relative to drawer height.

Standard drawer heights are on 1" increments and are determined by the drawer bottom groove location. In order to conceal the groove for the bottom behind the bottom tail while maintaining complete dovetails at the top, with a strong half pin at the top and bottom, the following criteria will apply. The maximum dado size to accept any bottom is 3/8". The dado for a 1/2" thick bottom is only 3/8", therefore the dado must be made 3/8" wide and 5/8" up from the bottom edge to achieve a 1/2" recess for under-mount hardware. The 1/2" bottom is then rabbetted to fit into the groove. The standard detail is a beveled rabbet to allow for nailing and gluing the bottoms in. A square rabbet can be ordered upon request if the bottom is exposed. Non-Standard heights can be ordered any size, but a set-up fee will be added to the cost of the job and an up-charge per drawer may apply as well. Non-standard drawer heights will result in the removal of the top dovetail and a set up fee will apply for each non-standard height.




Custom Options are a Western Dovetail specialty
This company offers many variations on the standard drawer box. It has always been the goal to provide customers with exactly what they want. File drawers can be made in any configuration and the rails can be cut in and provided with the order. Custom pullouts can be ordered in a variety of designs with scoops, lips and tapered side profiles. Drawers can even be made with curved fronts dovetailed at any angle.



Corner Drawers, Curved Drawers and more...
Western Dovetail has unveiled a whole new line of space saving drawer solutions. Three different corner drawers to choose from. The Chevron Corner Drawer is a new design for the . The new drawer optimizes the space for utensils. Curved front drawers can now be made at any angle with fronts or backs made to the curved profile or radius of the customerís choice. Drawers can also be made at any angle with true dovetails made to fit perfectly. Curved front drawers can also be used in corners with a concave curved front.


Drawer Tip

Inspect your drawers carefully when they arrive. Any damage from shipping must be reported immediately. Product may shift during travel and must be removed from its packaging and stacked on a flat surface to avoid warping. Drawers that are not unpacked and inspected within 1 (one) week may be VOID of Guarantee. Careful handling of your product will always give the best results.