I couldn't locate this other reference on my disorganized bookshelves the
first time round: "Rodale's Illustrated Cabinetmaking" by Bill Hylton. He
gives these dimensions for a generic armoire, wardrobe, schrank: 84" X 22"
X 51.5". but this height includes a tallish curved cornice. The schrank is
about the same size except for a 71" width. He discusses various
permutations of drawers/shelves/hanging as well as a few different styles.
I think I'd still try googling for dimensions and pictures unless you can
get to a furniture store which has what you want so you can measure and
photograph an example to emulate.
On Friday, February 20, 2015 at 9:35:27 AM UTC-5, Greg Guarino wrote:
Attached are pictures of the Armoire in my daughters' room. This unit was i
nherited from my wife's grandmother about 35 years ago. We suspect that it
is of German origin, from the early 1900's, but we are not sure. The wife
and I used it for a few years and then it was "given" to the 2 girls for th
eir clothes. (Actually, we switched rooms and left it behind because it is
too big for the room we moved into)
The overall dimensions are 77" high x 89" long x 26" deep. Yes, it's a very
big unit. (more on that later) It was originally designed with a hanging c
loset on both ends and an adjustable shelf section in the middle. I modifie
d it by lowering the hanging rod and adding an extra shelf as shown in this
As far as the dimensions you were asking about, the top of the hanging rod
is 34" from the floor of the Armoire. This was high enough for the girl's c
lothes when they were young, but adult size shirts touch the floor. (I've u
sed a height of 38" in some closets and that works fine for my shirts, but
I'm only 5'4".) The outside depth of the unit is 26", but the inside depth
is 23". That is more than enough depth for hanging shirts, pants, etc.
The original hanging rod on the opposite side (not shown) is 59" from the f
loor of the Armoire. That's 7" lower than the rods in my standard closets.
The shelves in the end sections are 10" from the ceiling of the Armoire.
The Armoire is big, in fact way too big to move as a single unit. However,
it is a cleverly designed knock-down unit. The following picture shows 2 fe
1 - The notched brackets and cleats used for the adjustable shelves in the
2 - One of the knock-down connectors that connect the walls to the top and
bottom of the unit. By inserting a thin rod, such as a Allen wrench, into t
he hole in the barrel, you can screw it down (or up) to take the unit apart
. When completely dismantled, you end up with 12 flat pieces, the largest
of which are the top and the bottom. Oh yeah...and 8 shelves. The doors ar
e attached with piano hinges using 56 flat screws per hinge.
If you need any more dimensions or other information, don't hesitate to ask
On Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:04:02 PM UTC-6, DerbyDad03 wrote:
That notched design dates back to, at least, the 1820s. Here's 2 pics of a 1820s china hutch that has a similar notched (adjustable) shelf bracing.
Cabinet: https://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/16409673160/ (and how about those recently upholstered dining chairs!!!)
Just so happens, I plan to use this bracing technique on/in the gun cabinet, i.e., being able to (easily) remove the 2 gun rack aspects and install adjustable shelves. I happen to have just enough of those old boards, remaining, to make 3 shelves.
dunno but would check those pro closet sites and see what dimensions
they show use
I saw one once that had the hangers hanging at an angle so the depth
was less than a full-hanger width. it had room on the gaps for a shelf
for briefs and socks
the hangers on the left hung one way and the hangers on the right
hung opposite with two gaps
one left one right there was also a tie rack in the middle gap
but it was missing the sock/brief warming accoutrement
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