Drawer help--39' wide stacks or break them smaller?
I will have 4-drawer stacks flanking my rangetop. The width on both sides is 39". In order to maximize space in my framed, full overlay drawers, I was planning on making the stacks 39" wide.
Each drawer will need to house two different kind of things in it. For example, one drawer might be half oven mitts and half spice tins. I know I would need drawer dividers to keep everything neat and tidy.
Then Fori made a comment on another thread about how wide and shallow drawers can be awkward to use so now I'm not sure if I should break up the 39" space into two seperate drawer stacks. I would lose 3" of interior storage space, but I'm willing to do it if the wider, single drawers will be difficult to use.
Here's how my cab maker drew these from his own sense of design without my input. Maybe the upper drawers being doubled on top helps enough to leave it like this?
(Ignore my use of MS Paint on the uppers.)
Would you go with 39" drawer stacks, do what my cab maker drew, or split them up into two stacks?