Cargo Drawers for Nissan Xterra

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Project by toddbg posted 12-23-2013 03:37 PM 24923 views 15 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is a weekend project I did to outfit my truck with cargo drawers.
I found a deal at Home Depot during the summer for some cabinet grade birch plywood and cut it to size and used screws, brads and drawer hardware.

I finished it off with marine epoxy and then carpeted.

-- -- Todd, Washington

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#1 posted 12-23-2013 03:52 PM

This is a great idea,good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 04:01 PM

Nice! Spill kit? Road Hazard? Are you a FF? or just a good Boy Scout and always prepared? Looks like a lot of the same ‘stuff’ i carry in my personal vehicle and fire truck!

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 04:38 PM

Thanks guys!

Dennis – Mainly just prepared. I do a lot of exploring on forest service roads so want to make sure I have what is needed. But I am also part of my counties volunteer HAM for the DEM.

-- -- Todd, Washington

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#4 posted 12-23-2013 05:24 PM

Very nicely done and a great idea. One can always use more storage space in an SUV.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#5 posted 12-23-2013 09:35 PM

That’s a great idea! I love to keep my car impeccably clean, but there are a few things I like to always carry with me (my paramedic bag, a shovel, sleeping bag, fire fighter reflective coat, water bottles, and some tools). I really like this idea to be able to have an organized space to stow things while still making the vehicle look stock and clean! I might have to build something like this. It would be great in my Outback, but I’m buying a WRX next summer when I go active duty…maybe a hinged lid with gas springs instead of drawers…

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 12:16 AM

This is really cool. Great ideal and a great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 12-24-2013 12:28 AM

Neat project! I really like the way it turned out.

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#8 posted 12-24-2013 02:11 AM

I love these kindsa projects

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 12-24-2013 04:20 AM


Fabulous! If I make one for my SUV, it will double the car’s value!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#10 posted 12-24-2013 12:25 PM

This is great. Very good

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#11 posted 12-24-2013 02:22 PM

does it interfere with the spare tire access at all?

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#12 posted 12-25-2013 10:08 PM

Thanks everyone!

@paul – not really – the access to drop the tire is a hole in the bumper that you insert the tool through.
I can lift these cases up pretty easy though.

Ultimately I’m getting a new rear bumper and will hang the spare off of that.

-- -- Todd, Washington

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#13 posted 12-26-2013 12:38 PM

It looks perfect. I would think it’s almost a factory build. Great job.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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