Roll Out Tool Drawers

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-26-2016 03:46 AM 1808 views 2 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a little rolling drawer I made for under my workbench in my shed here is Casa Grande. I have a lot of wasted space in back because I can’t reach back there to retrieve stuff pushed all the way back. I had thought about a solution and then I found these casters for $2 at a flea market. The rest of the drawer is made from scrap 2×6’s and chip board. It is 24×37 and fits in a 17” high opening. I had to immobilize the swiveling casters with forked blocks. it is just what I need here!!

Cheers, Jim

ps. I just added another drawer above this one. It is on full extension ball bearing slides. It makes that middle space much more useful.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 02-26-2016 03:56 AM

I like it Jim. Anything to improve the shop.(shed) Cleaned up my lumber areas today and made a rack to hold some of the expensive stuff to keep it separate. Easier to find now. Hope to see you late next week. Will give you a call if things work out.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 03:59 AM

Thanks, Dave. I look forward to seeing you. I need to visit John at the saw mill with a little pot I made for him.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 02-26-2016 04:09 AM

Good project! Very useful!

Reminds me of a Rolling Drawer for going under a bed…

Great Job!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 02-26-2016 04:26 AM

Welcome to my world – my garage/workshop is full of roll out charts with drawers and tool maschines on them. Nice handle.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 02-26-2016 04:59 AM

Looks pretty handy Jim…won’t be long until the arazona shop rivals the Michigan shop!!! Well done sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 02-26-2016 05:04 AM

Nice project looks handy.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#7 posted 02-26-2016 05:12 AM

Nice project, always looking for a idea to find more space.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 02-26-2016 05:38 AM

Looks good Jim, useful drawer.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#9 posted 02-26-2016 06:41 AM

Nice find on the castors, Jim! Great use for them, too. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#10 posted 02-26-2016 09:10 AM

Very handy addition Jim, soon you will be so organised you wont want to go back home.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 02-26-2016 11:13 AM

Love the concept. Good space saver and casters are so handy and make life easier.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#12 posted 02-26-2016 11:38 AM

I like when shop stuff is movable, very nice and useful addition to the shop.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#13 posted 02-26-2016 06:16 PM

Looks good, works good, saves space and lets you find your stuff (stuff you thought you had but couldn’t find). Great job….

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#14 posted 02-26-2016 06:54 PM

Very ingenious way to block the wheels!

-- Al,New Jersey -To thine own self be true

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#15 posted 02-26-2016 07:31 PM

It’s funny how we see a space in the shop and ‘figger’ a way to fill it up …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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