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Project by hotncold posted 03-06-2014 12:51 PM 2765 views 23 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second shop project using drawers and the first time I’ve worked with melamine (except for closet shelves). Still trying to squash those framing carpenter habits that keep cropping up when you work with construction grade 2×4’s. I added Kreg track and flip stops to the melamine wings and drawer stacks on each side.
The top is 1/2” MDF laminated with 1/4” hardboard trimmed with poplar. The drawer fronts are 1/2” birch plywood and the wooden drawer pulls are cut from scrap 2×4’s and the bottom routed for fingers.
Later I plan to add drawers to the center section for saw blade storage later.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!





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#1 posted 03-06-2014 12:57 PM

A nice setup

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#2 posted 03-06-2014 04:05 PM

Very nice. I hope to make something like this soon.

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#3 posted 03-06-2014 07:48 PM

I like it, want to make something similar soon but havent figured where to put it in my small shop yet. probably just make a.portable setup. i may use your cabinet framework to remake one of my benchs though.

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#4 posted 03-06-2014 08:10 PM

Oh no, another project for my shop. Very well done and thought out. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#5 posted 03-06-2014 11:07 PM

Nice work. One of these days I’ll build one of these for my shop!

-- Spudhogg Woodworks

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#6 posted 03-07-2014 05:11 AM

Great job

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#7 posted 03-07-2014 07:27 AM

Nice job on that. You gotta love the kreg stop system, it really makes the saw a more accurate production machine.

-- - Martin

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#8 posted 03-07-2014 05:50 PM

love it. Working on something like this over the weekend.

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#9 posted 03-07-2014 05:52 PM

You did a fine job on this and it’s going to look great in your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 04-10-2014 05:52 PM

Hello hotncold

Very great work

I like it (I need one like yours in my shop )

In my favorite for the future

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 05-21-2014 04:22 PM

Loving all of your shop projects and finding a lot of inspiration and space saving ideas – keep up the fantastic work.

Question – what do your drawers slide on? I like the simplicity / cost effectiveness of the 2×4 frame but can’t determine how your drawers slide. Pictures? Thanks in advance.

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#12 posted 05-21-2014 05:32 PM

Keyser_Soze – on this project I just used standard 22” Euro style drawer slides that I picked up at Lowes. I have since stopped using that style and now only use “full extension” slides for any drawers…but they still work well and they are the least expensive (other than using wood) and the easiest to install.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#13 posted 05-22-2014 09:45 PM

hotncold – What are the slides attached to is what I meant, ha. All the pictures show a naked 2×4 frame with no crossmembers between the front and rear supports (sans the ones at top and bottom) but then all of a sudden three drawers appear. Do the slides just attach at front and back naked, or did you add some 2×4 or scrap between the front and rear supports to mount the slides to?

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#14 posted 05-27-2014 01:14 PM

Keyser_Soze – Sorry I didn’t understand the question but yes…the drawer slides are screwed to the front and rear upright 2×4’s. I used Kreg pocket hole screws to assemble the frame and there is NO movement in the frame whatsoever. When I later added the Blade Storage to the center section, I slid it in and fastened it from the outside (by removing the outside drawers).
I was somewhat skeptical at first about only securing the slides at the front and back but those fears were unfounded. They slide freely with no sag.
Hope this answers your question…and thanks.

-- Dennie - Tennessee - Every Pro was once an Amateur. Every Expert was once a Beginner. So dream Big and start Now!

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#15 posted 06-07-2014 05:52 PM

hotncold – Thanks a ton! I just finished my folding outfeed table for my TS and this is next on the list. Your post was very helpful.

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