# Calculating dresser drawer heights

• posted on November 1, 2005, 12:44 am

A while back I remember reading an article in a woodworking magazine that detailed a calculation used for calculating, among other things, the various heights for things like individual drawer heights in a chest of drawers. The calculation ended up providing the exact height dimensions starting with the larger drawers on the bottom and working its way to the top. The purpose of such a calculation was to provide the necessary measurements such that the finished piece would have a "balanced" appearance
Anyone remember seeing this or can point me a source with the calculation.
Thanks
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• posted on November 1, 2005, 1:25 am

it was in FineWoodworking.
DAGS "Golden Rectangle"
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• posted on November 1, 2005, 1:27 am
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• posted on November 1, 2005, 5:35 am
snipped-for-privacy@alltel.net wrote:

Got Excel? Here's the url to an explanation and it has a link to a downloadable Excel spreadsheet you can use based on the concept (all one line so watch the line wrap)
charlie b
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• posted on November 1, 2005, 4:02 pm
Hi Charlie,
Great spreadsheet. Isn't Excel great for woodworking? I've made a simple boardfeet calculator where you punch in all the individual parts demensions and the total boardfeet for the entire project is shown. I can factor in waste and cost per boardfeet to get a good estimate of how much extra lumber I need and how much it will cost.
One question: You have a line that says "user supplied information in red", but the only text colors I see are green, black and blue?
Layne
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