To make the drawer sides, rip 1/2″ plywood to the depth of the prevailing drawer depth. Cut the ½” plywood to size on the full dimensions of the drawer field. You’ll need to create two identically sized items for the perimeters, and two to create the back and front.
At the desk noticed, you will want to chop a dado groove into the perimeters of the drawer for the drawer. Place a dado blade right into a desk noticed with the dado thickness set to 1/four”. Set the desk noticed fence in order that the dado minimize is 1/four” from the underside fringe of the drawer sides. Run the drawer sides via the dado minimize on all 4 sides of the drawer backside (Images 1 and a couple of).