I can't imagine that someone hasn't built this before, but I can't find anything online resembling what I want to tackle. So I'm coming here for help. Sorry if this is a really basic build and doesn't belong here.
Idea: I want to take a standard 3 drawer dresser and make an open storage compartment to hide a laundry basket with a hinged door made of the disassembled drawer fronts. Here is the plan I have so far:
- remove the drawer slide components from inside the main compartment of the dresser body
- detach the face/front of the drawers from the drawers themselves
- attach all 3 drawer faces to each other as one panel (with some form of reinforcements on the inside)
- Attach this drawer face panel to the body of the open dresser as a "door." (Like a kitchen cabinet door, but with dresser drawer fronts.)
- open and close drawer face panel as a door to access laundry.
My questions/things I am nervous about:
- Do you think this is even possible, or did I just dream this up and it won't work?
- What type of hinges would I'd need for the door to stay supported from one side? I am worried about the weight of this drawer face "door." The dresser is solid wood, like 50 years old, so the drawer fronts are real wood and heavy.
- Is this something I could do on my own, with limited skills, but with access to the needed tools?
Thanks in advance! Will try to attach the photo I drew up with my idea.