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Project by omextreme posted 12-12-2011 06:52 AM 2863 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I am still in the process of setting up my new shop and found myself at a point where enough tools were unpacked to knock out a small test project. My mother in law wanted a 2 tier silverware organizer for the kitchen. I scrapped the crappy pressboard drawer box and built a new one out of $5 bundle of poplar from the rockler grab box. Slapped on the old drawer front and its done.

Got a chance to run the new sawstop cabinet saw… WOW… As well try my hand at the rigid planer and the dovetail jig. Never run wood through a planer or made dovetails before I must say there is something to be said for the systematic removal of wood chips from a board.

I cannot wait to try out the rest of the goodies sitting in boxes waiting to be assembled.

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#1 posted 12-12-2011 09:01 AM

That is very well done and a new idea to me. Never thought about this solution with two drawers in one and had to set it on my “idea-list”.
Thank you very much for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 09:12 AM

That’s a fun place to be with boxes of goodies waiting to be assembled. :) Nice job on the drawer, I like the 2 tiers.

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 04:47 PM

Never thought about it fully extending out the back. It’s been on the list of things to do. I already picked up the soft close slides.

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 04:53 PM

That is a really cool idea, I love it!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#5 posted 12-12-2011 05:47 PM

It looks like you are all set to build you some boxes for your tools. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 04:32 PM

Nice job!! I have a couple of drawers that could use some help, thanks for the idea.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 04:47 PM

I cant take credit for the idea, we bought cabinets from lowes and paid $250 for this option in one of the drawers… Wish I would have built my own!

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#8 posted 03-01-2015 04:18 PM

I’m actually doing mine sideways in a drawer that’ll have her foils etc… below it. It’s an old country kitchen and the drawers are nailed together instead of dovetailed. I’ll remove one side to attach the glides and then glue and screw the side back on. The tray will slide side to side instead of front to back BUT, it will only be a little more than 1/2 the width of the drawer, to facilitate lifting out the boxes of foil and plastic wrap. Nice thing is, the drawer measures 20 1/8 deep X 23 1/2 wide. A 12” tray side to side should work…. anyone think this is a bad idea?

-- I'm tryin' to think, but nothin' happens!

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