I'm just getting started down the road to totally hand-powered-woodworking, and wish to approach it in a no-compromise fashion.
However, in thinking through one of my first projects, it occurred to me to question just what material would be appropriate for the bottoms of drawers and the backs of cabinets.
I'm assuming most would use plywood or hardboard (masonite) - but I don't want any engineered stuff in mine.
Does that leave hand-planing stock to thickness (1/4") as my only option, or am I overlooking something?
Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this topic.