drawer box construction (bottoms)
Okay, I know there are a ton of posts, and I've read them all...
but none of what I've read discusses the actual construction of the drawer box, other than dovetailed joints.
Looking at the construction specs of quite a few different lines, I see that the most common seems to be dovetailed joints with a fully captured 1/4 inch bottom. Which seems a bit flimsy to me compared to what i have now. My Kitchen Craft drawers are 5/8 construction front back sides and bottom. No they are not dovetailed but pinned and glued (kitchen craft is not constructed this way any longer unless you do the metal side upgrade) They have held up well for 18 years and seem very solid compared to everything I look at in the showrooms (1/4 inch fully captured bottoms)
I also see two lines that offer metal sides with 5/8 front and back with either 3/8 or 5/8 bottoms (one of which is an upgrade the other standard). Again not dovetailed but pinned or doweled.
So my question is: Is the thicker bottom construction really more sturdy as it seems to feel to me, or is the dovetailed joints with a fully captured 1/4" bottom actually the better construction? All are rated at 75lbs BTW
It's just nearly impossible to compare apples to apples when it comes to the construction of cabinets these days!!!