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Project by DamnYankee posted 11-16-2011 12:33 AM 1466 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a year ago the warehouse where I work was getting rid of some old Stanley steel parts drawers. I took 16 of them. I am in the process of repainting them (red drawers, black slides, and white cabinet – Go Wolfpack!). The firt picture is a rolling cabinet I made for four of them. I made the top to be woodworking bench with dog holes and will soon add a face vise. The second picture is where I am installing them under my workbench. I will need to add about 6 inches in depth to my workbench top when I am done. I will drill dog holes into this as well. YOu can see the next four drawers ready to be added.

The wood stacked on top of the rolling cabinet is scraps that used to sit where the four drawers installed under my workbench are now.

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#1 posted 11-16-2011 05:10 AM

Did the drawers come with slides? Looks great!

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#2 posted 11-16-2011 02:10 PM

Yes they came with slides (I painted them black). These drawers are rated for 400lbs!

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#3 posted 11-16-2011 08:20 PM

Ah, I LOVE recycled and re-purposed stuff. I’m in the process of reworking an electronics parts washer to make a reloading bench. It was between me and the dump. I won. Well . . . I got the carcase, anyway. I’m not sure who’s winning; it’s been about 5 years in the making.

Well done.

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#4 posted 11-16-2011 09:57 PM

They are very colorful and look clean and neat. I believe that when your finished you will be very proud of them.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 11-17-2011 06:05 PM

Recycled stuff is the best. 400 lb drawer slides, nice…. never a problem with overloaded drawers. My grandfather often said one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Yours is just another example of this proverb. Add a SNAP-ON emblem (you can actually buy them I have a few) and the value of the cabinet is mutiplied 10 times for insurance purposes. (Laughing)

Nice work and great idea.

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