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A garage storage or craft storage organizer that my grandfather made for years. Due to his eyesight he can’t make stuff like this anymore but he showed me how to make them. Overall it is 34” high, 27” wide and 9” deep. The case is plywood and the drawers are particle board. Stained the whole thing with cherry. The small drawers are 6” wide, 9” deep and 2” tall. The bigger drawers are 3 1/2” tall.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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#1 posted 01-01-2013 09:34 PM

Keep up the good work! Thanks for posting.

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#2 posted 01-01-2013 09:59 PM

very cool,great organizer.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 01-01-2013 10:56 PM

One can never have too much storage – and you can always make more!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-01-2013 11:08 PM

Super storage idea well done.

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#5 posted 01-01-2013 11:18 PM

Great storage solution and great for organization—we can all profit from this I’m guessing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 01:53 PM

Gr8 storage solutions

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 01-02-2013 03:56 PM

That looks really great, I’m stealing this idea for out in my shed.

Are they quite quick to knock together?

-- Mike from Inverness, Scotland

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Donald's Woodshop

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#8 posted 01-02-2013 07:11 PM

Ya, they go together pretty easily. Once I get all the parts to the drawers cut out I make the hand part on the front of the drawers. I have a jig for that. I can put together about 8 drawers in an hour once i have all the pieces ready to assemble. The case goes together pretty easy too. Total, probably 10 hours but I am kinda OCD with my measurements.

-- Imperfections make it unique!

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#9 posted 01-02-2013 07:50 PM

I have a similar version (in metal) Got it from a company I used to work for when they were gonna throw it away. Best thing is it was free…. worst thing is that it’s FULL of hardware, nuts & bolts, screws, fittings and such and it weighs a TON! I almost became an alto when I unloaded it off the U-haul when we moved here.

It’s 31”w X 38”h X 13”d

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#10 posted 01-02-2013 08:59 PM

I must say I am an absolute sucker for this design and it’s kind. I love this type of storage solution and have recently made a set of tall cabinets storing a whole set of plastic trays from ikea which is a cheap simple solution.Give my very kindest regards to your grandad actually I am agrandad myself not over 3.5 years and another coming april 29 th a little girl so keep showing us your storage solutions guys. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 01-02-2013 09:47 PM

A lot of drawers! Cool . Your shop will now be totally organized.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#12 posted 01-02-2013 09:53 PM

I was just telling my wife that I need to build a storage unit for my colossal ever-growing collection of Magic the Gathering cards…....

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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#13 posted 01-03-2013 01:52 AM

Gezzzz I need one of these bad

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#14 posted 01-03-2013 04:08 AM

Any of you guys who plan on building one of these…. when you decide on what size and how many drawers to make…. DOUBLE IT! Because I PROMISE you that in no time you’ll be saying “I shoullda made it bigger”.

Believe me, it’ll fill up faster than you think!

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#15 posted 06-16-2014 11:59 AM

Some gr8 storage solution right here.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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