Quarter scale model, walnut and poplar
Earlier today, I spent 9 hours constructing a piece of furniture 6 inches wide. As it turned out, it was worth every itty bitty minute. Model-making is a fantastic means of familiarizing yourself with the joints, proportions and aesthetics of a future piece. I was dubious at first, and were it not a required step, I may have shrugged it off completely. By the end of the day, however, I had detected two faulty measurements and streamlined my entry table considerably.
Ultimately, the two drawers and the adjacent door will be fixed with push hinges, and the empty spaces in the top and bottom frames (see pic below) will be filled with floating panels. I’ve yet to decide about the legs, but they will likely be screw-on and metal, allowing for adjustable table heights. I’m also toying with affixing a small hat rack to the back panel which would line up flush with the case divider. Any thoughts or feedback on the design? I’ll be working on my full scale drawing for the next couple days and would love to hear your reaction to the initial model.
An inside peak at the frame and panel carcass