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Bedroom Wall Unit #3: Lingerie Chest - Starting Design

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Blog entry by depictureboy posted 01-21-2010 02:38 AM 4452 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well this is just a short post. I have started the design for the lingerie chest. Here is its picture:

Lingerie chest

I used a really neat technique from an article in popular woodworking. It allowed me to do most of the figuring and layout in sketchup once I figured out some of the minor math behind it(i dont have the dividers) If you want to know how I did it let me know….i Think it turned out really nice…

now I just have to design the drawerboxes and the fronts…of course all this is subject to change due to management considerations….

forgot to add I did some looking around to try and find some different dimensions for the layout…

I finally went with about 52×20x18

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.



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jlsmith5963

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#1 posted 01-21-2010 04:17 AM

Just an FYI
There is almost always more than one way to skin a cat (so to speak) George Walker article demonstrates one method (which I find a bit tedious but still produces a fine result) here is another (also known as the square root of 2 in architectural circles):

HAMBRIDGE PROGRESSION
(i.e. calculating graduated drawer heights)
1. Make square A • A (A = drawer width)
2. Strike arc from square A • A’s diagonal
3. Draw horizontal line from intersection of arc and vertical line
Note: You cannot pre-select the total height of all drawers. Final height of the drawers is a function of the number of drawers and drawer width.
Formulas

There is also this wed page that will do the calculations for Hambridge as well as links for calculating an Arithmetic progression and Geometric progression.

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depictureboy

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#2 posted 01-21-2010 03:52 PM

yep I have used those pages in the past. I tend to be a visual person, so even though his method may be a bit tedious, it was helpful for me to see the layout as i went.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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SPalm

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#3 posted 01-21-2010 04:33 PM

Very nice start. I admire the thought process that goes into such a massive project.

One very stupid factoid that I discovered while researching my own lingerie chest is: They always have seven drawers. One for each day of the week. But I am quite sure that modern use of such a chest would not have each drawer reserved for a day, but rather for a type of garment.

Anyway, I thought it kinda interesting,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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depictureboy

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#4 posted 01-21-2010 04:57 PM

that is a neat factoid…I guess back in the old days…..

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#5 posted 10-28-2010 06:45 PM

Better 7 drawers (one for each day of the week) than 12….....

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