Yup, lots of storage. I spent the day assembling the 18 drawers today.
These drawers will have the Arts and Crafts false fronts attached and will
go under our bed, part of the Tower Bedroom Project. I seemed to have had a
pretty good routine going and I decided to time myself after the 8th drawer
and I was not rushing in any way.
#9, 6 min 13 sec.
#10 6 min 10 sec
#11 6 min 5 sec
And I still don't know what happened on #12, 5 min 36 sec. I gave it a
thorough inspection to make sure that I had not left out any brads.
Any way they are constructed from 1/2" Baltic birch and 1/4" birch plywood
for the bottoms. Rabbet corner joints, glued, clamped, and braded.
Bottoms were dadoed-in about 3/8" from the bottom. Approximately 5" deep
inside, 18" side inside and 24" deep inside.
One too many to stack in my shop. ;~)
Helluva stack ... "Tower Project" is apt!
Call me next time. Didn't go to Austin due to the weather and about the
only thing I did in the shop all day was to bring the glue into the
house so it wouldn't freeze ... and wrap pipes and hose bibs.
Think I'll call my broker tomorrow and sell some of my Brazillian Carbon
Still works ... just left daughters house where I showed her how to
leave the cabinet doors open on all sink bases that are on an exterior
walls, and how much "dribble" to have on the faucets, particularly the
one furthermost from the input from the meter ... compounded by the fact
that this house has been remodeled so many times it couldn't find the
zipper it it need to take a leak.
I do wrap the hose bibs on her house because they were installed 60
years ago by Yank's who moved down here to build during the 50's and
apparently hadn't yet heard of global warming.
just a comment about insulating outside faucets. I have put a styrofoam cap
over mine for years. But the cheap plastic thread stripped and I had to buy
a new one very other year because it wouldn't seal properly. They have a new
design, new to this area anyway, that uses an elastic cord to secure the
cover to the faucet. Installs in a snap and looks like it will last much
longer than the old model.
Also, those covers don't seal well against shingles. So I tacked some closed
cell foam around the faucet to give me a flat surface to install the foam
Gotta go chop up some kindling. My honey requires a fire in cold weather.
She just never learned the concept of kindling. Which is why I have to keep
making more of it. I just finished a couple projects here and elsewhere and
have lots of kindling. A totally temporary situation around here.
Good thing that these drawers fit under the bed. Otherwise, you wouldn't
have room to fit them in the bedroom!
Looks good. We all know how excited women get with new drawer or closet
space. How is she dealing with the anticipated new drawer capacity?
After considering the fact that each finished drawer has 12 seperate pieces
of wood, 2 for the handles, 5 for the false front, and 5 for the drawer,
cutting up and assembling 216 pieces seemed like it might get a bit tedious.
And that fact alone almost required me to designate a couple extra as the
"DUD's". ;~) Hummm..
The drawers will slide on pairs of slide rails that go all the way from one
side of the bed storage unit to the other. If you give a drawer a hard
enough shove it will go to the other side.
There are 6 openings on each side. 2 tall, 3 wide. From one side to the
other I can put 3 drawers in/on each opening and set of slide rails. So to
recap, 3 drawers on each set of 6 pairs of slide rails
12 drawers will be visible, 6 on each side, and 6 drawers will hidden in the
middle. Those middle drawers will be a bit inconvenient to get to but at
least the space is not wasted. Seasonal items can go in there or maybe my
dirty underwear. ;~)
Well, the reason I asked, was that I have a number of beds
that could use a similar treatment. Most beds are a little
low for drawers, but I have been thinking about even flatter
drawers would work for smaller items.
That will need to be a pretty large frame rail for the drawers,
so are you gonna assemble in the room or make it up and then
slide in under the bed ?
That's what I want to see a picture of.
I just went back and looked at the one bed picture and it "looks"
like you put the drawer frame in when you built the bed or made
it the base of the bed ????
Do you have a picture of just the bed frame ???
The storage unit/ bed frame was assembled in the shop and carried as a one
piece unit into the bedroom. I leveled the assembly with the 15 adjustable
screw feet mounted into T-nuts. From there I attached the head and foot
boards, screws throught the storage unit end panels into the posts of the
head and foot boards. Then I topped the unit off with 2 3/4" thick paywood
panels to support the mattress.
I posted the actual drawing in PDF on a.b.p.w. I do not have good pictures
of the unit by itself but the drawings should give a good idea of how this
all goes to gether. If you like I can e-mail you the Sketchup files and you
can disect the drawing components.
Yes the drawer frame unit is the bed base. The bed frame/drawer unit
assembly will stand on its own. The head board and foot board were later
attached and have no purpose as far as stability or holding any members
together. They are only for looks so to speak.
No actual decent detailed pictures except when I had it standing on end in
the shop. See a.b.o.w od pdf files of the drawings. Or if you like I can
send you the actual Sketchup files.
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