Parts Cabinet Drawers #1: Touch Up Drawer

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Blog entry by unisaw2 posted 03-26-2016 08:09 PM 634 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Filling the drawers from this project.

Turns out you can get a lot in a 13-3/4” wide x 16-3/4” deep x 7” tall drawer. This one has three levels of organization. OCD is completely satisfied.

Bottom level dividers 3/8” x 2-1/2” dividers, friction fit, no glue. Holds touch up filler, stain & graining bottles, burn in sticks.

Middle level is wax rub on sticks. 3/4” deep sandwiched between bottom and top levels

Top level is for the most used stuff since you can access it without pulling out drawer. Holds colored powder used to mix with epoxy.

Total weight with drawer 20.6 pounds.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 03-26-2016 08:14 PM

Top tray is 5/16” x 5/8” front, back and sides, mitered joints. bottom is 1/8” pine. All glued, pin nail here and there to hold things together while the glue sets. I used to add 45 degree splines to the sides and fronts, but really not necessary.

Ok, this is too much fun, but must get back to sanding, sanding, sanding.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#2 posted 03-27-2016 12:23 AM

Dyn-no-mite!!! OH, I think that pencil needs turned the other way…. LOL

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 03-27-2016 02:18 PM

These look great. A great storage solution.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#4 posted 03-27-2016 03:34 PM

This is a great storage idea.

The only improvement that I would make is to add Tyvek tabs that you can grab to make it easy to lift out the trays.

Tyvek tabs take up almost no space, are strong and can be stuck on with contact cement.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 03-29-2016 07:38 PM

Thanks for the tip Alex, the tyvek tab works great! Put on with spray adhsive.


-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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