LumberJocks

Drawer's for Mother

  • Advertise with us
Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 01-03-2013 03:02 PM 2925 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted more drawer space, So…. Back to making more boxes!
(The last 2 photos are BEFORE & AFTER)

I took out two base cabinet doors in our kitchen and also removed the divider. I built two large drawess using box joints and fit them into the empty cabinet space to make a row of 3 drawer’s in all.

I used maple to match the original wood and then I tried to match the stain color of our cabinets. After 3 tries I got real close to the original collor, it’s hard to tell the difference if your not me!

I forgot to buy the sockets to hold the back of the sliders so I made 4 of them.

The drawers are 9 1/4” deep X 26” wide X 21” long.

Thanks for taking a look.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!





18 comments so far

View Dale J Struhar Sr's profile

Dale J Struhar Sr

472 posts in 2764 days


#1 posted 01-03-2013 03:13 PM

Very nice looking great job.

-- Dale, Ohio

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

8934 posts in 3062 days


#2 posted 01-03-2013 03:21 PM

Shaver,
Those are beautiful. And, so very useful. When we remodeled the kitchen, the wife said that she wanted two drawers deep enough to hold all her pan lids on edge.
She got them.
A happy wife equals a happy home!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

View a1Jim's profile (online now)

a1Jim

115738 posts in 3211 days


#3 posted 01-03-2013 03:54 PM

Great job,it’s great to take care of Mom.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View hunter71's profile

hunter71

2913 posts in 2821 days


#4 posted 01-03-2013 03:58 PM

Gotta keep MOTHER happy, especially in the kitchen. nice job

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

View luv2learn's profile

luv2learn

2589 posts in 1937 days


#5 posted 01-03-2013 05:33 PM

I knew you were a smart man, first project of the new year belongs to mom :). Great job, those drawers will save her back from not having to bend over to retrieve things. Matching the stain can get real tricky you did a great job on that as well. Happy New Year to you and yours!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

View Surfside's profile

Surfside

3389 posts in 1807 days


#6 posted 01-03-2013 07:03 PM

Those are real big drawers! Great job.

www.bandsawblog.com

-- "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"

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7672 posts in 1641 days


#7 posted 01-03-2013 07:31 PM

I was gonna make a joke about “Mother’s drawers” ... but NAH! :-)

Nice job!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

4836 posts in 2987 days


#8 posted 01-03-2013 07:33 PM

I have been waiting for someone to say that! LOL!!! I can take a joke! Let’er rip! Just keep it clean! :)

Thanks everyone for the nice comments!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View ohwoodeye's profile

ohwoodeye

1824 posts in 2787 days


#9 posted 01-03-2013 07:57 PM

Very nice. Drawers are so much nicer than doors and shelves…...where things get burried in the back for years. Well done!

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

View Roger's profile

Roger

20688 posts in 2438 days


#10 posted 01-03-2013 11:00 PM

A really nice re-do Tony. Ok, don’t take this wrong…..I do like your Mothers drawers

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

View steve's profile

steve

363 posts in 1627 days


#11 posted 01-03-2013 11:08 PM

they look REAL nice…what a finish, great job!

-- steve/USA

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

4836 posts in 2987 days


#12 posted 01-03-2013 11:11 PM

Thanks for the great comments everyone!

Roger! They sure are huge! LOL! Just kidding! ....I’m cracking up so bad right now!!!!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

7672 posts in 1641 days


#13 posted 01-03-2013 11:17 PM

See… I was gonna ask if you might be Dutch?

(‘cuz the Dutch make wooden shoes, and if you were Dutch you might be inclined to make your Mother some wooden drawers! I was gonna ask what you gonna do if they get TERMITES?) LOL

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View  woodshaver Tony C   's profile

woodshaver Tony C

4836 posts in 2987 days


#14 posted 01-03-2013 11:26 PM

Joe,

I put the finish on the drawer fronts 3 times before I got the stain color right. (Scraped it off sand it then re-stained it.) 3 trimes! Matching color is next to impossible!

I mixed my own stain using two different water base stains. With my final attempt I used my little Air brush sprayer to apply the stain and it worked great. It put a limited amount of stain on that worked well. Rubbing the stain on didn’t work well because the wood sucked up too much stain and the color was way too dark. I had much better control using the air brush method.

joein10asee Ok … these draws were for my ”grown with kids of there own” childrens mother. We all call “my wife” mother, even me !
So … anyway I’m not Duch but maybe she would like some woodend shoes! And if the termites show up I have plenty of sawdust to feed them! LOL!!!

Thanks for the great compliment!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

View AJswoodshop's profile

AJswoodshop

1057 posts in 1910 days


#15 posted 01-06-2013 01:09 AM

Looks like a great job! Box joints are nice joints! They are perfect joints for boxes and drawers! I know what you mean about finding the right stain! One time I fixed a chair with my Grampa, it was tough finding the right stain, but now I can’t remember which one I fixed!

Nice job!

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com