|Project by dpow||posted 03-09-2011 05:50 AM||4220 views||36 times favorited||32 comments|
As many of you lumberjocks know, it doesn’t take long before you begin to accumulate a vast supply of extra stuff such as hardware, knobs and drawer pulls, extra drill bits, small hand tools, etc. I had coffee cans , peanut butter jars , and boxes full of all different things. I wanted to build some kind of a storage cabinet that was easily accessible and able to use as a bench or workstation, since I’m short on shop space. What to build???
Last Spring my boss tells me he’s ripping up an oak floor in his house and was going to burn the floorboards. He said I could have them if i wanted. The trouble was, when the boards were taken up they were pretty busted up – (cracked, broken) not reusable for flooring. It was beautiful oak, just very short usable pieces. I pulled the nails, scraped off the finish, then ran them through the planer. I built 35 drawers from those floor boards, 3 1/2 high x “7” wide x 20” deep. You can stiill see some nail holes in some of the drawer pieces. I then built the cabinet box from some recycle kitchen cabinets I had, then built the bottom 3 drawers from the plywood cabinet’s doors. The only purchased items for the project was a piece of oak veneered plywood for the top, the polyurethane for the drawers and 24 of the 41 knobs (17 knobs were in the vast hardware supply I was talking about before). The green paint was leftover from another project. Less than $55.00 invested and lots of storage. Overall dimensions are 56” long x 36” high x 21” deep.
Pity the fool who tries to move it.