Workshop Vertical Drawers Wall Units

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Project by Bricofleur posted 11-19-2015 05:57 PM 5053 views 20 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was inspired by eight drawers I salvaged from a Captain bed I got from a neighbour. I made a full size plan on craft paper to get the exact required measurements to build the cabinets. All drawers, which are identical, ride on a single full extension 100 pounds rated slide (more than enough).

The cabinets hang on French cleats up over my radial arm saw. I used white Melamine so the light from the flanked windows and above fluorescent light fixtures would reflect on.

Just because one day the cabinets may be moved and hung in a corner of the shop, the drawer openings face towards the center, reason why the handles are tilted towards the center as well.

It was a fun and very satisfying project.

Watch more photos and full construction details from this page (out of 8) of my blog.

Thanks for looking.



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#1 posted 11-19-2015 06:15 PM

Serge, you always come up with great ideas and go into detail on how you did them. This is one of the best storage ideas yet.

Thank you for sharing.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#2 posted 11-19-2015 06:53 PM

Nice job Serge, and well thought out !

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 11-19-2015 07:08 PM

Pretty cool …

(say, didn’t somebody else do something similar last year? Looks just a little bit familiar)

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#4 posted 11-19-2015 08:01 PM

Very nice and practical Serge .
Far better then open shelf’s but you better label them so you know what’s inside .


-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 11-19-2015 08:06 PM

These are great for shop storage. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-19-2015 08:39 PM

great idea. That provides a lot of storage and ease of access.

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#7 posted 11-20-2015 12:25 AM

I like it. Very good idea.

-- - Martin

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#8 posted 11-20-2015 01:18 AM

Great Idea. That’s thinking outside the drawer … box.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 11-20-2015 01:56 AM

Great repurposing solution. I’m curious why you didn’t simply mount the slides flat, rather than “side” mounting them the way you did?

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#10 posted 11-20-2015 08:01 AM

Besides it’s very useful, it’s also very good looking

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#11 posted 11-20-2015 04:54 PM

Brilliant ! I never would have thought to use drawer slides like that.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#12 posted 11-20-2015 05:29 PM

Thank you all guys for spending time to comment.

@BikerDad: I’d say those slides are meant or design to be installed vertical. If installed flat, I’m afraid they wouldn’t hold that much weight (think I-beams). For small drawers, yes, unless you want to store your gold ingots in. Does it make sense ?



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#13 posted 11-21-2015 02:06 AM

Great idea, thanks for sharing gives me inspiration for setting some more storage up.

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#14 posted 11-23-2015 11:07 PM

I like it! Very cool solution. Bravo!

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#15 posted 12-03-2015 01:24 PM

Nice recycle Serge

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