|Project by BigBrownLog||posted 04-07-2012 06:30 PM||4298 views||23 times favorited||11 comments|
I have no idea why you don’t see more of this in houses. One of those damn why didn’t I think of that.
It fits 8 pairs of shoes with room to spare. So now I dont have a trip hazzard when I go to the laundry room.
Made from #1 pine, dado corners, glued, and nailed. Each box is about 20” wide by 23” deep. I really wanted 1 full drawer but there is a center horse so I had to make two boxes. Got 2 sets of 100# dwawer slides from lowes. I angled the slides down from front to back so that the drawer would have a natural tendency to close. Faced the boxes with the same piece of wood from the staircase. 4 Push-Open Mechanisms from lee valley. So you don’t know that there is a drawer there and I didn’t want a pull on it because it would more than likely get kicked off at sonm point. My fiance found this idea on pintrest. She has actually found quite a few good projects on there.
EDIT It wasn’t too tough to complete. The hardest thing about it was trying to get comfortable when measuring for and installing the drawer slides. Find some comfy pillows if you decide to do this. Also I would not suggest trying to put one in at the very bottom of the stairs because of molding, carpet, tile, or whatever you may have there.
Also get your drawer slides before you build your box/boxes they tell you the required clearence they need.
One important thing is that you will have to add a piece of wood to your horses because they aren’t wide enough for the length of drawer slides you will likely use. please feel free to ask if you need help.
-- Whoever said nothing is impossible has obviously never tried to staple water to a tree