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Old 06-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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hmmrhdl, I didnt want to hyjack your vanity thread with my pics,
so I started this one.

This is how I envision your vanity. I know you're anxious to finish
but, sometimes doing so compromises the piece.
It would look great as a desk with a solid top, but then again,
it wouldn't be a vanity; it would be a desk with a mirror.
(notmthat that's a bad thing)

I drew this up for you. The drawer fits into a box divided into
three sections. It could be overall 4' to 4 1/2" deep... or even smaller.

I'll be back with more pics. (I can only post one at a time?)
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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These are the drawers over my desk. After it was finished
and hung, I said to the head knot, "I want drawers."

I originally was only going to have the center cab resting on the molding
of the two end cabs. So we hoisted it up more and made the drawers.
There is a spacer of about 3/4" between the drawers.

The box holding the drawers is one piece and in between the drawers
is a spacer that runs from front to back...the spacer is about 3/4 x 3/4"
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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Wouldn't do the drawer and shelf thing. You don't want the thickness between the top surface and where legs will fit to become too large. Otherwise it becomes uncomfortable to sit with your legs into the space. This is even more of an issue for children. Stick with a typical 4" tall sort of height.
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This is the drawer...The one on the left is the pidgeon hole
drawer to my roll top ... The two on the right are from
the drawers in the wall unit...notice how thin the front
panel of the drawer is.
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My kitchen tv cabinet... This has three drawers boxed out ...
notice the divider in the box. It's an old piece of paneling.

This is another piece that we added drawers to... a few years later,
after we added a spice cabinet to this unit.
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close up...This is the way I envision your drawers, no spacers
in the front (outside)...the three drawers butt together when closed.
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This is the drawers along the kitchen...
The backsplash is mirror, that is why you're seeing two of
everything.

There are seven drawers, they completly pull out for easy axcess
and for cleaning. There is about an inch spacer between
these drawers.
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overall look -- with spaces between the drawers.
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Wouldn't do the drawer and shelf thing. You don't want the thickness between the top surface and where legs will fit to become too large. Otherwise it becomes uncomfortable to sit with your legs into the space. This is even more of an issue for children. Stick with a typical 4" tall sort of height.
What are you talking about?

I just measured my desk. My center drawer is 5" deep; the remaining
space under the drawer is 24 1/2 " to the floor.

I give a tremendous amount of time in the planning of all the
stuff we build for our house, and have learned that there is
more than one way to do things, and it's always best to do what suits you.
Sometimes, the way we want things to be is more involved, but hey, if
it was easy to do ... anybody could do it!
I try and follow the golden mein rule,
but sometimes deviate
from it.

This is my desk area, If hmm, likes my idea, he can make the space from
the shelf to the floor 24 to 25" (standard size) and still do small
drawers in the back that are the height of the drop (?) 4 or 5" high x
4 to 5" deep. In the future, if becomes a desk, he can put a drawer
where the drop down shelf is, and make a new top.

hmm...look at my desk, the bottom of my drawer is 5" down from the
top, this is where your shelf can be --and you would still have plenty of leg room.

Sidebar...we are not professional cabinet makers, just cabinet
and furniture making hobbiests.
hmm, if you decide to go with just making a flat top, it wouldn't bother me in the least,
I enjoy helping people out.
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hmm, Here is a shelf we made for our bedroom tv.

It's 5" deep front to back.... note that the
the drawer is about 2 1/2 high...also if you want to make only one
drawer...this is how you could do it ( without the cymas) You could
also do the little cut out detail on each side of the drawer.




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You know, maybe one draw would be better? I'm sitting here at my
laptop table (with one shallow drawer, however, functional)
I'll take a pic, and show you. I'll be back.
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This draw is 9 1/2" long x 2" high...
the inside is 1 1/2" deep ...see how much
junk it holds...considering is just 1 1/2 " deep.
I beginning to think one drawer is nicer and
easier to do as well.

I just figured out how to add multiple pic's...
you have to preview it, before adding another photo.
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