...or Karl or SOMEbody!
I've been working on the last thing for our two master bedroom vanities. My
side is finished but a pullout remains for hers. It will have four drawers
and the drawers will pullout sideways; i.e., perpendicular to the line of
travel of the pullout itself. It needs to be that way because a makeup
table juts out from the vanity, pullout is under it and sideways is the only
way to reach the drawers.
It is a pretty simple thing, actually...mahogany face frame for the drawers,
two poplar frames, one at each end of the FF, pullout front attaches to one,
a piece of ply for the unseen one.
I made GREAT Sketchup drawings, knew exactly what I needed and the
dimensions. So why did I make FOUR poplar frames when I only needed two?
Then there is the mahogany face frame...top rail is 1 3/4" wide, bottom is
2" (I needed wider for the pullout's metal slide). I was going to - and
did - join stiles and rails with half laps; naturally, I cut 2" laps in the
stiles at both top & bottom and naturally the top rail wound up too low.
The top rail now has a narrow decorative inlay a bit below it but at least
it is where it should be.
Next, the drawers. Inset drawers. Great opportunity for more screwups. As
I said, I should just hire Leon.