|Forum topic by dave59330||posted 08-25-2009 07:44 PM||1157 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-25-2009 07:44 PM
I’m new here, I have done basic wood projects, but I want to get into something nicer. I’ve looked on ebay for what I want and it’s like $1500 + shipping and I can make it for a lot less multiple times (due to mistakes).
What I want to build is a base with drawers for my king size bed. I am going to need some tips and advice for making dove tail joints and drawer slides. I want to build everything from scratch. ebay item number 150361833957 is something like what I’m thinking.
So anyway what I’m thinking is a 12” frame with 4 drawers about 30”x30”x8” tall.
Question #1, will I need a center slide on these drawers this big or will 1 on each side be fine?
I want these drawers to slide back in via gravity when not in use so there is no toe stubbing going on at 3am when we get up to use the restroom.
Question #2, what degree should I angle these drawers at so gravity would be able to pull them back in?
Question #3, what brand of drawer slides do you recommend?
I’ll have more questions as I go.
Thanks in advance,
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