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#1 posted 12-07-2017 01:07 PM

Thanks for the info. I also have an issue getting the front of the drawers curved and mounted so they all sit perfect when closed. These fronts are 1 by (3/4) set at an angel the cut roughly. I then mounted them on the drawer boxes put the side one with clamps and sanded them to the shape. I got really luck on this one but in future builds its going to be to much work to get it right I think.

I am thinking of a 1/4 MDF like a shelf that goes all the way across for each shelf to sit on

I ve done a lot of curved pieces, and I always have one straight line in there somewhere as a baseline.

In your case, it looks to be the bottom line where the box sits on the bench. I would measure all drawer lines off that baseline, and build essentially straight drawers and guides. Any curves that show, (in this case the fronts only), would be where you could either cut the front of the drawer at an angle if needed, and curve the front face of the drawer only, or even keep the drawers straight and put on a thick enough front so you can create the illusion of curves.

If you look at some of the old antique round multi drawer cabinets that were used in places like old hardware stores, sewing stores, a lot of them have only the front of the drawer curved. All the remaining drawer standards were straight.

Since you have a slanted top, the only drawer that would have to be more shallow in the rear would be the top drawer.

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