Drawer organizers

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Project by NeoMoses posted 02-11-2013 08:49 AM 1231 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made nice large drawers for my night stands, but they were unsightly with all the stuff I wanted to put in them. Solution: build drawer organizers! I decided I wanted one large box in the rear and 2 smaller boxes across the front. After building a base layer like this, I found that I could stack these boxes quite nicely and that having a second layer in the back worked even better for organization.

I wanted to make these look nice, but be inexpensive. Using some spare 2×4’s and some luan underlayment that I had laying around, these were essentially free for me to build. I started by ripping 1/2” wide strips off of the 2×4’s. These would be the walls of the box, making the boxes the standard 1.5” deep. This turns out to be perfect for organizing a large variety of items and is very easy to get your hands into. In one picture you can see a scrap 2×4 in the background with 2 of the ripped strips in the foreground. This was all done on my Ryobi BT3000 table saw. You can see my luan base already cut to size in the last picture.

I have posted more information on this project on my website at



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#1 posted 02-11-2013 09:58 AM

Good thought, great job

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 10:04 AM

pffft Looks to organised… lol

well done

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 03:12 PM

Love them, simple but really makes large drawers neat and tidy.

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 04:47 PM

What is a drawer without organizers. Good work.

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