Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba
Sounds like these will be carrying some weight. Buy them, machine made dovetails are much stronger than a drawer made with screws.
I've used metal glides on drawers intended for some weight, I like Blum...whatever their higher end stuff is, it is usually plenty capable of dealing with some weight (if you are really loading these things up then you may want to go over the specs).
Screws have their place but they likely will not hold long in heavy use drawers. There is just not a whole lot of thread engagement possible in a drawer when screwing into the face or back.
Alternatively you can do rabbets or lock miters, so long as you orient them correctly they should do fine.
Thanks, will look into buying them ready made in the area. As for gliders and such, i have a tendency to go a lot heavier then needed, just to be sure.. Luckily my father in law has the same attitude, and he'll be helping me with this project once i have the plan together..
Originally Posted by Bounder
How long will you be storing wine in these drawers?
Not very long, maybe up to two years for some bottles, but even the more rare gifted ones get polished off rather quickly. The whole contraption will probably store up to approx. 70 bottles, its just to have an orderly way to store them and make the most of that closet. We live in the city center in a mid size city in the Netherlands (so still very small) but we can get everything in a 5 min walk, so there is no need to store a lot.