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fulltimin

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Posted: 03/27/21 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In order to make things easy, I marked off the bottom area.

The left black is at the very bottom.

The green # 1 represents 1/4 inch of space between the bottom of the frame, and the bottom of the bottom drawer.

The first red line on the left, between the # 1 and #2, represents the bottom drawer.

Green #2 is again 1/4 inch of space between the 3rd and 4th drawers, since I will have them 4 high.

As you can see, the green numbers represent spaces, while the red lines represent drawers.

What we need is a total of 5 spaces for the 4 drawers.



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Posted: 03/27/21 09:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now I can measure down from the actual top of the frame to see exactly how much space I have available for drawers.



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As you can see, we have 30 - 21/32" available to be split up between the drawers. Round numbers would be 30 - 5/8" for the drawers.

If I would split them up into 4 equal size drawers, ( I am not), I would divide the 30.656 - (30 - 21/32) by 4 and come up with a number of 7.664 inches for each drawer height, which will allow 1/4 inch spacing between drawers, including top and bottom spaces.

If I wanted to make it easier, I could use 7.5 inches for each drawer, which amounts to 30 inches.

The remaining space would amount to about 1.875 inches, or 1 - 7/8 inches for round numbers to be split 5 ways, which would allow or 3/8 inches spaces between drawers

This is talking about the drawer frames, and not the drawer fronts, which are typically a little larger than the drawer frames.

As you can see, it makes it very easy to split up the area for drawer height - which is assuming you followed what I am trying to say.

Hope that is a little clearer than mud.

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I prefer the Mississippi mud beer!

But I will take jour word for it. that calculation gives me a headache, congrats on the anniversary, you do not know what you have until they are gone, so treasure her forever.

My dad told me that one plus one equaled two,
but if I was not careful it would be three.

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Posted: 03/28/21 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

navegator wrote:

I prefer the Mississippi mud beer!

But I will take jour word for it. that calculation gives me a headache, congrats on the anniversary, you do not know what you have until they are gone, so treasure her forever.

My dad told me that one plus one equaled two,
but if I was not careful it would be three.

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Thanks for the post.

Let me try to clear up the mud just a touch.

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I am going to be using 4 drawers high.

In this pic, the red arrows indicate where I want 3/8" of clearance. I want that at the top and bottom of the drawers, as well as in between the drawers.

That means I have 5 spaces that are 3/8" high. That equals 1 - 7/8" of space.



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Posted: 03/28/21 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since I know that the total distance I have available to the height of the drawers, and spaces, is ... 31 - 7/8"....



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Now I can subtract the 1 - 7/8" from the 31- 7/8" and end up with 30" available for the 4 drawers.

If they were all going to be equal height - they would all be 7 - 1/2" high.

Mine won't be equal, but as long as those 4 add up to 30 inches - everything will fit like it should.

The spacing between the drawers can be increased or decreased, depending on your needs, and a little addition and subtraction will give the results you need for your situation.

Hope the mud's a little clearer now.

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That looks like a Lufkin tape, do you prefer Lufkin over Stanley?

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I made 2 chest of drawers to hold items from the fifthwheel we sold. Easy for me to figure how to figure out the spacing. Made 3 the same and the bottom what was left because usually the drawers are larger on the bottom. The face fronts are made for the nice even space that shows.

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PastorCharlie wrote:

That looks like a Lufkin tape, do you prefer Lufkin over Stanley?

Seriously?!!?! Like anyone cares?

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PastorCharlie wrote:

That looks like a Lufkin tape, do you prefer Lufkin over Stanley?




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Came from Harbor Freight, and I have it for one reason only. I got it free with one of their coupons. Actually, I have a few of them - all free.

Do I like it? Not particularly. My good one disappeared when my son got married and moved out. Lol.

I prefer a tape that is marked in 1/8" and 1/16" instead of these that are 1/16" and 1/32". Too many marks to suit me.

The lock mechanism on these are the weak point. Like I said, I have a few of these, and this is the only one that hasn't broken the lock.

I'll probably buy a better one after this one breaks.

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