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Project by Dave Rutan posted 02-02-2019 12:45 AM 1419 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Due to some long needed re-organization of the instrument repair shop at work, I finally got my very own dedicated space. No more sharing with the boss! So I put up a tool board, acquired a nice LED light and decided I needed some storage drawers on the worktop. No more bending down to access my plastic drawers/bins!

I used some wood that was previously the frame of our futon. The measurements fit my purpose and they were pre-stained! The drawers are basically easily removed boxes so that I can put them to the side for easy access. Several are dedicated by task, bridge tools, pencils, finish touchup, etc.

The wood is pine and the finish is oak stain with an overcoat of boiled linseed oil. Each drawer measures about 11×5 inches. I’m very happy with the result.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 02-02-2019 01:08 AM

nice use of other wise scrap much better then a futon GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dave Rutan

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#2 posted 02-02-2019 01:15 AM



nice use of other wise scrap much better then a futon GREAT JOB :<))

- GR8HUNTER

Thanks. The thickness of the drawer sides reminds me of the small drawers my dad used to keep his electronic parts in.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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swirt

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#3 posted 02-02-2019 04:18 AM

Nice approach to shop organization.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#4 posted 02-02-2019 04:46 AM

They look magnificant!...Not to mention that they will be so handy when needed the most.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Rutan

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#5 posted 02-02-2019 11:37 AM



They look magnificant!...Not to mention that they will be so handy when needed the most.

- majuvla

Thanks. I think they look somewhat rustic, which is what I was aiming for.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#6 posted 02-02-2019 12:31 PM



Nice approach to shop organization.

- swirt

Thank you. I’ve waited about two years to get this organixed at work. The home workshop is a completely different (state of chaos) story. ;-)

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#7 posted 02-02-2019 01:37 PM

I was just notified that this project made it into the Daily Top Three. Thanks you for your comments and views!

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 02-02-2019 01:46 PM

Congratulations on the Top Three,

Nice setup, a cozy “home away from home”, a place to relax and enjoy the pleasure of your craft. Enjoy.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 02-02-2019 05:57 PM

Looks kinda cozy and congratulations

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#10 posted 02-03-2019 01:49 PM

Well done , looks great Dave. Cheers

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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