Tool organization and scrap wood storage first attempts and building drawers

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Project by Captain_Bob posted 01-13-2014 03:20 AM 1300 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided today to build some shelves to try and organize my mess. This was my first attempt at building some drawers. I learned a lot. The top drawer is a mess but holding up well. The second I used a dovetail jig for the first time and went a lot better. It doesn’t need to look nice for the shop as long as its functional. The second shelf is for all my scrap wood I have laying around. All in all I am pretty happy with how it turned up.

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 03:28 AM

It comes with practice and experience. A lot can be learned from some books or the internet. You will come along. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 07:31 PM

It’s a great start and your drawers are are really making the shop neat and organized.

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 07:35 PM

You can never have enough drawers. Make the large ones first. If you mess one up, you can make it into a smaller one. As you change things, you can always take your old one and hang them on the wall to make shelves.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#4 posted 11-04-2014 05:16 PM

This is the perfect kind of project for experimenting with new techniques and finishes. As long as it is functional and you learned something, it is all good.

I love drawers. They keep things organized and the saw dust off your stuff. I love cabinet doors, but drawers are better for organization, IMO.

-- Brad, Texas,

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