4 Drawer Puzzle Board

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Project by Kram79 posted 975 days ago 14411 views 53 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because of my 3 cats and small home it was necessary to find a way to make puzzles portable. It’s always so aggravating to be missing a piece and now an unfinished puzzle can be put out of the cats reach before they get a chance to knock various pieces on the floor. The drawers work great for laying out the pieces yet easily can be stored. I put an edge piece on two sides so the puzzle can be squared up and to prevent it from sliding off when the board is moved. The drawer handles also work great as transport handles.

-- You can never have enough tools

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#1 posted 975 days ago

great idea, what is the size of the board?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#2 posted 974 days ago

Wow, great idea!
I like puzzles, and I always sort my pieces before I start, so this would be a perfect project for me to build.
Excellent work, and thanks for sharing!

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#3 posted 974 days ago

That’s a fantastic design .great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 974 days ago

Great idea my dad will love this I’l be building one for sure

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#5 posted 974 days ago

I love the project but if you don’t mind me saying, I would go a step further. Add a 3rd edge but add dado’s to all the edges just above the puzzle pieces. That would allow you to slide a top on that could be latched into place to allow you to store the unfinished puzzle up right.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#6 posted 974 days ago

Belg – it is 30” by 21”

Woody – that is an interesting thought but wouldn’t work for me as you would really have to make that lid tight to the puzzle to turn it on edge as unfinished areas would collapse and all the pieces in the drawers would get bunched up. I like having everything spread out and easy to see myself. Its not worth it to me to try and make the tolerances that tight in the drawers and on the top.

-- You can never have enough tools

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#7 posted 974 days ago

isn’t this brilliant!!
Fantastic idea. Nicely done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 974 days ago

Thank You, thats big enough for what a 1000 pieces puzzle?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#9 posted 974 days ago

I could see my mother-in-law getting one of these next year!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#10 posted 974 days ago

We have a cloth that we roll up the puzzle in when now werking on it but I like this idea also. It seems to aid also in keeping the puzzle together as you werk on it. What I really like about the board is if you need to move it just close drawers and move with no misalignment of partial sections moving together. Also you could build as many drawer sections as you want underneath. Neat

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#11 posted 972 days ago

Check under the stove and fridge. That’s where my missing pieces tend to end up after the cat has had a hay day playing with them on the wood floor.
Nice creation!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#12 posted 733 days ago

new to this site, How do I get directions for this puzzle board?

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#13 posted 561 days ago

Love this idea!! Thinking Christmas….......

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#14 posted 9 days ago

Can I buy this puzzle table? And what the dimensions?

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