A little arithmetic is all it takes to enliven the proportions and increase the utility of a case, a cabinet or a built-in
This article offers formulas for determining suitable dimensions for graduated drawers, and is an essential aid to help design case pieces and built-ins of varies styles. The formulas provided by furniture maker Christian Becksvoort can also help you determine the overall height of your piece. Design is greatly influenced by the intended use of a piece. However, Becksvoort makes the case here why proportion should not be overlooked.
From Fine Woodworking #141