It is not possible to provide a full design critique for a project that is in such an early stage of development. So instead I offer the following design questions for your consideration:DrawerBase Design
I would like some critique on my design so far. This is going to be the base unit of my cabinet design for an entire wall unit. My initial design goal with this is just to get the drawer height set and comfortable with that. I have tried to add the faceframe elements, but am having trouble deciding on a method to attack that. I am probably over thinking it.
This is the initial unit layout for the Wall. Like I said above I am working on the base units for now, which will house drawers. The top units will probably have shelves, but could have more drawers…The center square is the bed
Please let me know what you think, and those who are able please feel free to comment or give me some pointers of my Sketchup model.
Is the back panel that projects above the various parts suppose to act as a datum for the rest of the unit and if so should it also project beyond the sides? Also, why does it have a thickness beyond a 3/4" material thickness?
With bed set at the same height as the lower parts of the wall unit, how will the bedding and the base of the bed work with the rest of the design?
As currently massed the whole unit reads as twin units flanking a bed with a 'bridge' sandwiched between the twins. Is this the reading you desire? There are other massings that could be used. For example one alternate could have the 'bridge' spanning the entire distance across the unit. Another could be a 'post and beam' where the 'bridge' is extended so that it is wider than the bed and rests on a ledge in each of twin units.
Is the height between the top of the bed and the bottom of the 'bridge' enough to allow someone to sit up in bed? Does the height and the projection of the 'bridge' pose any head clearance problems when getting in and out of bed?
Is lighting to be integrated into the design?
Where does things like the alarm clock go and will you be able to see it (and hit the snooze button) without having to actually move?
Good luck as you move forward with the project.