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Forum topic by AngieO posted 06-23-2013 02:19 AM 1744 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AngieO

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06-23-2013 02:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: upcycle

I don’t want to post this in the gallery because its not a “woodworking project”.... But… It kinda is. So I thought I’d just post it here instead. On one of my trips to get some free wood I was asked if I wanted some drawers. They were from a desk. The desk was trashed and he had salvaged as much wood as he could. Well… It’s wood… And it’s free…. Of course I took them. Lol!

I’ve had several ideas of what I might do with them but after having them in my way for two or three months I finally did something with them tonight.

I got these wheels from Harbor Freight and screwed them to the bottom of the drawers.

It worked out great. I did this to 2 of the drawers. I still have two more shallow ones and one deep one.
I have some woodworking books and magazines. I decided that I’d use these to store them under my bed. Instead of reading other books at night before bed… I read Wood Magazine. Or Shop Notes. Lol.

They worked out great!


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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-23-2013 02:23 AM

Very useful idea. Drawers still look fairly solid.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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redSLED

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 03:09 AM

Nice score. Same here – I have 8 found dovetailed drawers waiting for 4+ months for their destiny.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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Chris McDowell

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#3 posted 06-23-2013 03:22 AM

Sweet. Awesome idea.

-- Chris, http://www.youtube.com/CMRwoodworks , FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/cmrwoodworks1 , Proverbs 16:9

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#4 posted 06-23-2013 05:44 AM

That is a good idea. I might have to steal that one.

-- Dave K.

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#5 posted 06-23-2013 12:00 PM

What a great idea, Angie!!!!!!! That is real creative. That idea could work for a lot of things!! Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 06-23-2013 12:09 PM

Adding wheels makes almost anything better! Great idea! Those wheels are cool. I like how they’re omni-directional and won’t get stuck in a narrow space. Now I’m gonna have to visit Harbor Freight in Joplin to see what other goodies they have. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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scrollsaw

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#7 posted 06-23-2013 01:37 PM

Great idea.

-- Todd

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#8 posted 06-23-2013 01:52 PM

great score on the drawers and a neat idea to use them.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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AngieO

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#9 posted 06-23-2013 04:21 PM

Thanks for the comments. Theses little drawers are so useful. I love them. Another thing I liked about the wheels were that they have a low profile. The other wheels I had were too high and didn’t want to for under the bed. Plus… These only cost $1 a piece. So this was an $8 project. I like that :)

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#10 posted 06-23-2013 04:50 PM

+1! Well done!

-- Leland, OC California https://www.etsy.com/shop/heritagehandforged

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