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Forum topic by brianP posted 12-04-2010 01:08 AM 855 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-04-2010 01:08 AM

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I have been thinking about building a wardrobe for my next project. I need to replace the junky Ikea monstrosity in my bedroom. What I have in mind is fairly large. It would have a base with drawers, and an upper section with doors that would house hanging clothes, and maybe some smaller drawers.

Here’s where I’m stuck: because of its size and because I live in a fourth floor (walk up) apartment, this piece would need to be made in two parts, the base and the upper case. And although I am experienced enough to know how to construct each of those pieces individually, I don’t have a good grasp of how I can design them so that when I set one on top of the other, it looks like one unified piece and not like, well, one piece of furniture sitting on top of another. I am picturing some kind of molding joining the two, but I just don’t know how this should be properly done so it looks right, and I also don’t know if the two pieces should be attached in some way, or just have one sit on the other.

I’ve got some beautiful 12” wide cherry boards that have been begging me to use them and I think this is the project for them. I want to do right by them.

Has anyone out there ever made something similar or have any suggestions, plans, or photos?

-- --Brian, Brooklyn, New York

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#1 posted 12-04-2010 01:27 AM

Look at Barrister shelves and how their designed to stack on top of each other and still looks sharp.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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