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Project by woodshaver posted 572 days ago 2041 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.

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#1 posted 572 days ago

Very nice looking great job.

-- Dale, Ohio

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 572 days ago

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

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 572 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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hunter71

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#4 posted 572 days ago

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

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 572 days ago

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

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Surfside

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#6 posted 572 days ago

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"

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 572 days ago

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

Nice job!

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

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woodshaver

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#8 posted 572 days ago

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!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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ohwoodeye

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#9 posted 572 days ago

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

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Roger

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#10 posted 572 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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steve

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#11 posted 572 days ago

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

-- steve/USA

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woodshaver

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#12 posted 572 days ago

Thanks for the great comments everyone!

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

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 572 days ago

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

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woodshaver

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#14 posted 572 days ago

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!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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AJswoodshop

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#15 posted 570 days ago

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!

-- If I can do it.....so can you! -AJswoodshop

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