Big Drawers


Rivendell had an opportunity to do a little work for the contemporary art community a few weeks ago.  We built a paper storage cabinet for the well known artist Hung Liu (check out her website here:  These were easily the largest drawers we have built to date. It’s not every day that we are installing drawers 68 x 44 ½”. They  posed some special construction and hardware challenges working at that scale.  Each drawer needed an extra roller near the back to insure long term stability. The biggest challenge was keeping the center of the counter from deflecting while having two columns of drawers at the top and one at the bottom.  We ended up installing a 1 ¾” steel brace at the bottom of the drawer partition to stiffen the back.  This in turn kept the top from flexing.   Overall  a satisfying conclusion to a special challenge.