Here is the answer to the question, "What's he making all those drawers for?"
I began this project 7 years ago and for the majority of that time the cabinets lacked face frames, doors and drawers. Being presently unemployed, I have more time on my hands, and I want to be able to sell the house some day, so I thought it was high time I finished it.
Some issues I ran into.
- I was tempted to tear the whole thing out and go buy furniture. But, there was no way any furniture was gong to afford me so much storage space.
- I seem to have gotten to be a better woodworker over the past 7 years because I found a lot of mistakes! None of which I corrected. I just wanted this project to be over.
- Pine darkens with age. Oh well. In about 5 years maybe it will all start to look the same. I just did not want to go through the hassle of trying to match everything up.
- Lastly, I don't feel bad about not fixing errors or matching color because I know that there is a 50% chance the next owner will rip it all out anyway.
All totaled there are 8 large drawers under the bed and a storage door/area in the end that is about 20" square and 6' deep. The two night stands have a total of 6 drawers, and the built ins have a total of 24 ranging in depth from 8" to 1 1/2". The cabinets are all 21" deep and range in width from 23" to 28". Lots and lots of storage!
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