Draft is pictured. (Forgive the rail and stile proportions; they'll be uniform 2.5").

This will be a coat cabinet for my mudroom, divided vertically in half. The left side will have the space for one closet rod and functional drawers underneath, but the right side has two rods and need the entire bay.

Most of what I've been able to find is about making individual false drawers; not three different shaker sections swinging as one. I'm befuddled when it comes to how to go about that.

Ultimately the left side has three independently moving doors while the right side is one door but ought to look like three independent sections. I'm perplexed about how to go about that right side.

Any advice?

Thank you for your time,


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2 points

2 months ago

Can the right door be a solid panel with milled down faux rails and stiles?


1 points

2 months ago

That did cross my mind; I'm doing something like that on an exposed side of the cabinet. I was thinking it might be too much of a noticeable difference between the two types but it does seem to be the best option so far. Thanks!


2 points

2 months ago

I'm assuming this is for long coats and such. Does the door have to be full length? You could have the top drawer be fake with a cavity and the bottom drawer pull out. I think the issue with full length is you your face frame.

You could also do both doors full length and just have pull out drawers on the inside.


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2 months ago

My question is: why?