I have a client that wants a built-in bench in her dining room with a row of
drawers across the front. However, the drawers on the ends will be false
due to other design limitations. So, my question is, does anyone have pics
of built-ins that have drawers across a unit where some of the drawers are
real and some are false? I'm mostly interested in how people have trimmed
out false-front drawers to look similar (doen't have to be exact) to real
I hope this makes sense, and thank you in advance,
Well, I was hoping to make the drawers flush or inset, possibly with beading
around the perimeters of the drawers. Having them overlay makes them look
"boxy". The sample she (client) showed me had them as overlay drawers and I
didn't like the look and am going to see if I can't come up with something
different and hopefully better. Basically, I want to be able to give her
options. I have some ideas in my head, but am also hoping that someone has
done something like this already, and even done something I haven't
considered, and has pics up on their website or something.
Make the frames for the false drawers as per the real ones. Make the false
drawer fronts the same thickness as the frame. Attach the back of the false
drawer front to the back of the frame - couple of full width slats, or what
have you. You know that someone will get a foot on the piece trying to get
the 'stuck' drawer open, right?
What I meant was, build the drawer fronts however you want them, and
then just attach the false fronts in place. They can be attached in
any number of ways. It'll look better with perfectly matched fronts
and is simpler than having to have two methods of construction.
In the top photo the two drawer fronts below the sinks are false.
Not a great picture but HTH.
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
Thanks Tom. In the first pic, are those overlay drawers or flush? I think
the 2nd pic is exactly what I was looking for. Those two drawers in front
of the sinks are false with the real drawers shaped to match the profile of
the raised panels, right? Or, do the ones in front of the sink flip down
for sponges, etc. In any case, I think both are good examples of options
that I can use.
Thank you very much.
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