Exploration in drawer design….
After some conversations that were sparked by my previous post I really started playing around with drawer designs. But first I finally figured out using intersect to create the apron joinery for the drawer guides.
I think it turned out pretty well… This is an exploration in furniture design and design using 3D modeling (Sketchup). Over all I’m learning alot just by prototyping in this manner.
Now for the drawer; even after some outstanding information I received on the last post I decided to move forward with a drawer in the design. If nothing else, it’s a learning opportunity.
Basic view of the drawer; The front is 18”x3”...
Left side view revealing the joinery for the back (Stopped sliding dovetails)
Rear View; The drawer bottom slides in and would be secured with a screw though the bottom into the drawer back.
Bottom View; showing the sliding dovetails for the sides into the front. These are stopped as well; I wanted to hide the joinery so I i have the sides sliding up into the apron.
Drawer slid into the desk…
I may still decide to go with drawer slide hardware instead of the guides I have designed…. W will have to wait and see.
I posted this entry then completely redesigned the drawer. It is now a little shallower and the bottom has been reinforced with two 3/8” ribs.
Dimensions: (inside) 15 1/2” x 15 3/4” x 2 1/8”
The drawer front is 18” x 3” x 3/4” with sides at 17” x 2 3/4” x 1/2” and the bottom is cut to fit Width x length @ 1/4” thick.
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