To make best use of an awkward sloping alcove space. .
No handles please!
Beforehand : deep recess of around 900mm; luckily the velux window meant that there was enough head room for you to stand next to the drawers. I made full use of the depth as well as the height, by making staggered drawers up into the pitched section
Grooved section to the top edge of each drawer to act as a Pull and a false drawer at the top to keep balance
And huge depth to the drawers of around 800mm, though the excellent runners mean they are easy to open even when loaded up.
The velux meant plenty of light over the drawers as well as the extra headroom.
The second part of the project was to build in a wardrobe and shelving to a sloping recess
To house a washing machine on a hallway landing. 2 problems to solve; first was how to make a frame front with as little gaps as possible to stop too much noise escaping from the machine in use. The answer was to scribe and permanently fix an outer frame to the wall with the complete door frame removable via 3 screws. The join was hidden by a pencil beading.
The second problem was a window behind the unit which was lower than the worktop height. Usual practice leaves an unsightly gap and unresolved look; I got round this by making a false cill and upright moulding and cut a slot in the existing architrave so it could fit in and give the look of a normal window frame! only thing giving it away was the horizontal sash bar on the window.
Unobtrusive shelves and desk, to look as if they’re floating.
Shelves were made as a box construction with hidden battens
Contemporary sliding door media unit to house player and a projector which can be swung out into position for use.