Shop Drawers

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 376 days ago 2040 views 9 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was inspired by this one posted recently, which was built from a plan in Shop Notes #74.

I really did not use the Shop Notes plan at all, other than for inspiration. :-) I thought commercial drawer guides would be more practical for drawers which were going to be loaded with relatively heavy hardware. And, while the purist in me leaned towards making my own drawer divider system, I concluded that plastic trays would take up less space and allow just as much versatility.

The drawers are simple plywood boxes with tempered masonite bottoms, and the finish is just some amber shellac I had laying around. This was fun to make, and filling it up has had a domino effect of getting me to straighten up my shop in general.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 376 days ago

Great looking shop cart. That will be real handy. Thanks

-- Canadian Wood Chuck (Bruce)

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#2 posted 376 days ago

Nice work Charlie ,
Very well organized .

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 376 days ago

very nice,excellent build.that’ll hold alot and organize it.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 376 days ago

Very nice work Charlie!
Looks great and I bet it is useful for years to come!
I like the drawer guides and the plastic trays!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 376 days ago

Well done Charlie – should help with shop organization.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 376 days ago

Everyone should have one of these in thier shop.

-- Bryan

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#7 posted 376 days ago

nicely done – looks like it’s already doing great for organization!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 376 days ago

nice drawers…I actually thought my e-mail notification said: “Drop Drawers” as the title…I didnt want to look…glad I did…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 376 days ago

Well, Matt…. I almost titled the post “A peek inside my drawers”, but I didn’t think that would get too many views.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 375 days ago

That looks really nice. I think you should hurry up and do something to protect the top because I think it will get a lot of use. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#11 posted 375 days ago

nice work

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#12 posted 375 days ago

Mike, you’re right. Any horizontal surface in my shop is going to get used sooner or later.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 375 days ago

Looks like a very nice project Charlie.
Reminds me that I need to make something very similar for my shop.
Seems like my shop is where all the old dressers go to die. They aren’t quite as useful as all those smaller drawers though.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#14 posted 375 days ago

Uh Oh, once the organizing starts, it’s hard to stop!

Very nice shop drawers.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#15 posted 375 days ago

Very nice Charlie…..and you got organized in the process…...bonus…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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