|Project by RussInMichigan||posted 10-03-2011 08:23 PM||1542 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
These three chests of drawers were made to fit under my daughter’s loft bed. In the design I wanted to optimize storage, so there are no dividers and the drawers run out to just shy of the cabinet sides. Altogether there are 25 drawers, varying in height, but all having the same lengths and widths, roughly 22 1/2” square. The shallowest of them is 1 3/4” deep, especially for makeup, jewelry, brushes and other small accessories, and the deepest of them is 8”. They will provide lots of storage without using any additional floor space.
The drawer boxes were made from 3/4” plywood and the bottoms were from half inch plywood. They were assembled using glue and crown staples. The cabinet exteriors and outsides of the drawer fronts were primed and painted, while all interior surfaces were shellacked, sanded and waxed with finishing wax. The drawer runners are hard maple and the drawers ride directly on them. For all but the top drawers the drawer front overlaps the drawer runner for the drawer above. The drawer bottoms were sanded and shellacked three times then waxed. I left a 1/16” clearance in each direction and they all move nearly effortlessly.