Tool Drawer Organiser - Paul Sellers

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Project by BTodd posted 09-03-2020 01:06 PM 1392 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This design was based on Paul Seller’s tool drawer organiser (British spelling) project, and I followed the plans pretty much to the letter. I recently finished working on a guitar building project and needed somewhere to store a lot of the tools I accumulated along the way. This project was pretty much full on galoot. I only used a power drill when Paul did to drill the holes for the pulls.

I used dimensional pine boards from the BORG and some scrap cherry for the drawer fronts. I varied from Paul’s plans a little by using some leftover drawer pulls instead of the leather straps he used. My finish was Watco Natural Danish Oil and paste wax.

The case sides sit in dados, the back panel slides into grooves cut into the sides, and the front rail attaches with mortise and tenon joints. This was also my first attempt at half blind dovetails, which is another reason I picked this project. Turns out dovetails aren’t as scary as I made them out to be. Even though they were far from perfect, I got a nice, strong joint and with a little sanding to fill the gaps, most people won’t ever notice. I also learned that dovetails in pine require razor sharp chisels for clean pare cuts.

Overall, this was another great skill builder from Paul, and I highly recommend his projects on Woodworking Masterclasses.

-- Brett, Georgia

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#1 posted 09-04-2020 01:45 AM

Very nice.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 09-05-2020 02:24 AM

That looks really good. I like Paul Sellers a lot, he is very practical.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#3 posted 09-05-2020 02:47 AM

Nice work. Paul is a great teacher.

-- Galootish log blog,

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