I think someone here once mentioned a resource that lists recommended
dimensions for different types of furniture. Can someone post a link?
I'm especially interested in the recommended depth for an armoire that
would have a clothes-hanging rod in the usual orientation: parallel to
the back. Also the height of the clothes-hanging area. Let's assume it's
for shirts and pants folded over hangers. No dresses. No outerwear.
Thanks in advance.
I don't want to sound smart ellicky. But if you are going to build this
for yourself walk in to your closet and measure the closet rod from the
wall and double that figure plus an inch or two. Measure the length of
clothing that will be in the piece you will be building and again add a
Long ago, traditional furniture was made to "fit" that long-ago society.
Many pieces, back then, were shorter (smaller), than they are today. Today
, people, in general, are taller and some furniture reflects that increase
There are standards, but who's to say they are right for you.
I often decide what's best for me (and mine), and I sometimes compare that
to The Golden Ratio, just to see how "equal" that might be, how that might
compare. I most often guage function and pleasing to my eye, more so than
to strict standard guide lines, but often those standards satisfy my param
My bathroom vanity cabinet (sink) is about 5" higher, than a standard cabin
et/sink. I hate having to bend down to that "standard" low, when using th
e sink. My shower head is almost 7' high. I hate having to bend low (li
ke at some Hotels, etc.), when showering.
Yes. YES, YES, YES!!
I built all mine - kitchen too - to be 37 1/2, floor to counter top. My 5'
2" (eyes of green, not blue) wife has no problem with that height.
But...but...but...what about the kiddies? Frankly, my friends, I don't
give a damn :)
On Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 8:36:36 AM UTC-6, Swingman wrote:
LOL. No. I always thought that splashing of water, that way, was only done on TV commercials, portraying/promoting some masculine image. I wet the wash cloth and wipe my face.
That macho splashing was done long ago, when I use to camp out in the woods, at the lake, somewhere. I ain't so macho, anymore.
In "The Woodworker's Guide To Furniture Design" by Garth Graves 58" to 60"
is given as a good overall height for an armoire. To me, that seems to be
quite a bit shorter than what is often seen labeled as such but, going with
60" and applying a very rough approximation of the GR then I see a width of
37.5" and a depth of 23.4". I guess it all depends on what you call an
armoire -- the original meaning was IIRC a cabinet meant for storing ones
Perhaps what you are aiming for is more of a 'wardrobe'? I don't see many
of them in this country but in the many closetless UK B&Bs I've visited
you'd be getting into something around 70" to 74" high, 36" to 40" wide,
and of a depth to allow clothes on a hanger to fit. These are usually set
up as hanging on one side and drawers and/or shelves on the other although
I've seen some that were all hanging with a single shelf above. Try
googling for 'wardrobe cabinet dimensions' and see what pops up.
On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 10:17:58 AM UTC-5, Leon wrote:
Speaking of closets, et al...
My buddy was building a post and beam home. He needed to convert his buildi
ng loan into a mortgage so he had to get an electrical inspection. He had n
ot yet bored the holes for all of the receptacles in the beams that ran alo
ng the floor of the dining room, but he was running out of time.
Now, picture the area that was to become the dining room: It was in a sunke
n area off of the kitchen, it had floor to ceiling windows, a beautiful cha
ndelier hanging from the vaulted ceiling and opened into a sitting area nea
r one side of a 2 sided fireplace. There were speakers built into the wall
and a beautiful hardwood floor.
My buddy had become well acquainted with the electrical inspector throughou
t the build and they got along very well. The conversation during the inspe
ction went something like this:
Inspector: And what will this room be used for?
Buddy: It's going to be the dining room.
Inspector: A dining room requires receptacles every 6'.
Buddy: Umm...well...ahhh...then...it's a closet!
Inspector: Well, OK, you don't need receptacles in a closet. By the way, th
is is going to be a very nice closet.
On Monday, February 23, 2015 at 4:31:50 PM UTC-5, Sonny wrote:
ghout the build and they got along very well. The conversation during the i
nspection went something like this:
, this is going to be a very nice closet.
nspection for doghouses, that I'm aware of.
I guess that would depend on how friendly your are with the inspector.
Do you want mine? She's driving us crazy. 10 months out of the year she's h
ardly ever in the house. It's -3 F right now and she's got a serious case o
f cabin fever. Just about every hour she's whining to go out into the garag
e, 5 minutes later she's banging to get back in.
When I moved here I noticed 13 commodes on my tax bill. Hum I said -
Only 4 total - 3 house, 1 shop. What is the other 9. 30 years ago
there was a saw mill here and there was a wide building...
I thought they counted the mens room of a long defunk building.
They were counting faucets in the house. Missed two. Wow. One is
Never, Never used. They used it as water usage and richness.
Had been around since the turn of the 20th century. City 'folk' finally
On 2/23/2015 9:17 AM, Leon wrote:
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