|Forum topic by drmfreek||posted 09-06-2013 01:51 PM||1025 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-06-2013 01:51 PM
I am working on a bit of a conversion project. I happened across a dresser that had no drawers for free, and decided to convert it. Instead of having two half-width drawers above two full-width drawers, I removed the lower divider and made cabinet style doors to cover the opening. I also reduced the depth of the entire thing by about 6”, to make it hug the wall when finished.
I now have the doors done and drawers as well, but I am running into some issues. While I made all the new items nice and square, it turns out the original dresser has a few corners that aren’t quite 90°. What that leaves me with is a uneven gap between the bottom of the drawer faces and the top of the doors. On the right side, it grows from just under an 1/8” to about 1/4”.
Since my wife would like to see this thing finished and painted sometime soon, I see one option outside of just not sweating it and moving on. I thought I might remake the right drawer face and make it sized to fit the space, taller on the right than on the left.
For those who have built more projects than me, am I just finding a problem where there is none? Missing a better solution?
Thanks for any advice!