|Forum topic by siouxdawgs0409||posted 01-04-2012 06:38 PM||654 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-04-2012 06:38 PM
I am looking to build a night sand similar to the one pictured above. I would like some suggestions on design.
1. Since the drawers cover the entire front would you use a solid hardwood side vs a veneer ply? THe ply would show when the drawers are open is my concern. Also if the veneer ply was used I would have to worry about the ply showing on the back or sides as well.
2. Would you use some sort of a face frame in this situation since the drawer faces cover the entire front? Or would you basically build a 3 sided carcass and add the crossbar to support the drawer?
3. How would I hide the slides when the drawer is open? One thought I had was if I had face frame I could use that for drawer support and also to hide the drawer slides a little that would be attached to the hardwood sides. I just am not sure if that would be common practice.
4. Also to acheive the no seams look on the sides would I be able to “inset” the face fram inside of the front? Usually I would put the face frame on the outside of the front.
I hope that I was clear enough in describing what I was trying to acheive here. One other note that might help..I plan on using walnut. I think it would also help if I knew some more joinery. I could probably better visualize how to join together wood to get the desired look I am looking for. That will come with time and experience. Do not be affraid to use the terms as I am quite familiar with looking up joinery that I am not familiar with.