# Bedroom Wall Unit #3: Lingerie Chest - Starting Design

 Blog entry by depictureboy posted 01-21-2010 02:38 AM 5050 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments
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Well this is just a short post. I have started the design for the lingerie chest. Here is its picture:

I used a really neat technique from an article in popular woodworking. It allowed me to do most of the figuring and layout in sketchup once I figured out some of the minor math behind it(i dont have the dividers) If you want to know how I did it let me know….i Think it turned out really nice…

now I just have to design the drawerboxes and the fronts…of course all this is subject to change due to management considerations….

forgot to add I did some looking around to try and find some different dimensions for the layout…

I finally went with about 52×20x18

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

## 5 comments so far

 jlsmith5963297 posts in 4805 days #1 posted 01-21-2010 04:17 AM Just an FYIThere is almost always more than one way to skin a cat (so to speak) George Walker article demonstrates one method (which I find a bit tedious but still produces a fine result) here is another (also known as the square root of 2 in architectural circles): HAMBRIDGE PROGRESSION(i.e. calculating graduated drawer heights)1. Make square A • A (A = drawer width)2. Strike arc from square A • A’s diagonal3. Draw horizontal line from intersection of arc and vertical lineNote: You cannot pre-select the total height of all drawers. Final height of the drawers is a function of the number of drawers and drawer width.Formulas There is also this wed page that will do the calculations for Hambridge as well as links for calculating an Arithmetic progression and Geometric progression. -- criticism: the art of analyzing and evaluating the quality of an artistic work... depictureboy420 posts in 5099 days #2 posted 01-21-2010 03:52 PM yep I have used those pages in the past. I tend to be a visual person, so even though his method may be a bit tedious, it was helpful for me to see the layout as i went. -- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture. SPalm5338 posts in 5339 days #3 posted 01-21-2010 04:33 PM Very nice start. I admire the thought process that goes into such a massive project. One very stupid factoid that I discovered while researching my own lingerie chest is: They always have seven drawers. One for each day of the week. But I am quite sure that modern use of such a chest would not have each drawer reserved for a day, but rather for a type of garment. Anyway, I thought it kinda interesting,Steve -- -- I'm no rocket surgeon depictureboy420 posts in 5099 days #4 posted 01-21-2010 04:57 PM that is a neat factoid…I guess back in the old days….. -- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture. kimball323 posts in 4754 days #5 posted 10-28-2010 06:45 PM Better 7 drawers (one for each day of the week) than 12….....

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