Need Advice, Sagging In large Case Pieces
Can anyone please help me? I designing my first dresser. The size will be at least 60 inches wide, and I would prefer to not have a center leg support, for appearance’ sake.
I have looked at case pieces in furniture stores, and mass-produced pieces I have at home, and have come to the conclusion that the way to prevent sagging must be to eliminate all wood weight in the center of the piece, but that doesn’t leave much support for drawers or face. I saw a sideboard carcass on Christian Becksvoort’s website that could be over 6 feet wide with no center support and solid wood in the middle.
Can anyone please offer some general rules of thumb regarding the design of wide case pieces without center leg support? This is my first real foray into designing and building a piece of larger furniture and I want to do it right. Thanks.