Corner Drawers in workshop

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-08-2011 12:27 AM 2595 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading G-man’s forum topic on the neat corner kitchen drawers, I thought I post the set I made for my shop some years ago. I had all these boxes of short pieces of plastic, brass, steel and aluminum that I have been keeping just in case I need them. I don’t like to throw away anything usable. If I do, I may have to re-buy it.
They were always hard to search through. Then I saw that I had this wasted space under the corner of my work bench so I drew up these drawers to fit in there.
Now I had this neat place to have my short pieces handy but I did not use full extension slides ( big mistake!!).
I could not see what was in the back… I designed a way to light the back by placing a bulb over the top of each drawer and a switch by the outlet. It works great and all this material is close at hand.

I showed a shot with the room lights out to show how good the lights work

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

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#1 posted 12-08-2011 12:34 AM

Great storage solution and the light is a good touch..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 12:36 AM

Great idea Jim, I bet some day you’re going to try a set like the one I posted.

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 12:46 AM

I really like it. Thanks for sharing..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 12:47 AM

G man, they do make sense. We have a long storage area in the corner in the kitchen and for one thing, I’m going to put a light in there so I can see where everything is. My wife kind of senses it, but I have to see it to grab it!! I asked about making a slide out but she is balking!

Maybe that means I should stay in the shop. that’s okay too!!

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

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 01:50 AM

wow you needed drawers

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 03:04 AM

I can see why the full extension slides would have been better. They are still very handy and the lights was a real neat idea.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 04:14 AM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 03:14 PM

Great use of wasted space…. You da’man

thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 05:27 PM

Nothing like drawers full of posibilities!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 12-09-2011 08:13 PM

And this my friend, is why we are woodworkers. We can make anything we bloody well want to. Nice use of wasted space.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 12-18-2011 10:29 AM

Hi Jim, very clever idea, nothing worse than darkness and bad eyesight. If your wife wants you to rearrange her kitchen she will ask, so stick to your workshop for peace sake

Thanks for sharing another good idea Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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