Small Projects #32: Lexan Lidded Smaller Drawer

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 10-21-2020 07:17 PM 402 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Smaller drawers are handy, but they can be dust collectors.

Here in Florida there is no end of small critters that would find a dark seldom used drawer as a good home.

I have several cases holding several drawers the get carried around – not always right side up.

To solve all of the above I’ve built a set of lidded drawers. I built two each of three sizes and added internal lexan dividers on the smallest for added storage variants.

The drawer is essentially sealed with the lid closed.

The drawers just slide into their case so no hardware is needed.

One of two cases, the lids in one slide left, the others right.

The drawers can only be inserted if the lids are closed. But by the same token nothing can spill once the drawers are inserted.

The drawers are 1×6 resawn to 1/4”. The cases are 1/2” with 1/4” x 3/4” drawer rails. The same rail stock is attached at the back as stops.

Yeah, I know it would look better if I had put on a front lip, but since these were destined for shop use functional design overruled beauty.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#1 posted 10-22-2020 01:47 AM

Very nice and functional !

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