What you need

  • Chest of flat-faced drawers
  • 6mm-thick MDF
  • Interior paint
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Primer
  • paintbrush
  • Wood glue
  • Weights or tin cans

Measure the height and length of each drawer face. Divide the length into four – these measurements will give you the base
and height of each right-angled triangle. For these drawers, we used 15 right-angled triangles that are 20.2cm high x 19.9cm long.

Take your triangle details and sheet of MDF to a cabinetmaker to be cut. Lightly sand, prime and paint each triangle and leave them to dry. Remove drawers from the chest and sit them face up on the floor.

Position triangles and check placement before adhering with wood glue – leaving some blank spaces will create the optical illusion of extra triangles. Sit weights on top of each shape to assist bonding.

Once set, return drawers into chest. Apply this project to any flat surface: sideboards, wardrobes or on the wall as a bedhead.

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