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11-10-2012 07:13 PM

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I’m building a built-in chest of drawers for my ski house. I had a little crawl space with a 24”x47” opening under the steps that’s perfect for a set of drawers. I built the carcass out of 3/4 plywood and had cedar drawer boxes made from the Drawer Depot with Blum soft close slides. Now I need to make the frame and drawer fronts. For the frame I’m planning on making it 3” wide with 45 degree miters at the corners. I can’t make it wider because the opening is near a wall. For drawer fronts I’m leaning toward a 5-piece drawer front. I’ve got some butternut I’m planning on using for the frame and drawer fronts. The drawer fronts are 24” wide, and the heights are 7, 7-3/4, 8-3/4, 8-3/4 and 11-1/2”. I’d like to have the drawers flush to the frame. I’m not much of a designer, so I’m interested in anyones recommendations on what would look good. Also, if I go with 5-piece style, what width should the rails and styles be?


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