I am building a bookcase with base cab that will have inset drawers. The design calls for dovetail boxes and traditional wood slides. I am looking for some info on techniques to construct - i.e. dado the box side and mount on matching wood slides, or use wood rail guides at bottom/top of box, or key rail on bottom of box, etc.
From contributor Y:
As you mentioned, having a hanging drawer by dadoing the sides of the drawer is a good way to go. Another way is to have the drawer rest on an internal web frame, with the bottom of the drawer sticking out past the sides by 1/4+ or so. Then you need to put rails along the side of the cabinet above where the drawer bottom comes out past the sides. I find that the hanging drawer is the easiest to construct. There is also less possibility of humidity (if that is a factor in your area) jamming the drawer.