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Inside-out Upside-down Printer Drawer

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Project by Ken Van Der Griend posted 03-20-2021 01:12 PM 565 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To get our printer off the desktop, I mounted slides inside a drawer and flipped it over on top of this little file cabinet and set the printer on the drawer bottom. I even had room for a small pencil drawer. It turned out great with some careful measuring. Since it is an all-in-one printer, access to the top for scanning and faxing was a critical requirement. I cut out the drawer front around the pencil drawer and to cover the slides. My only regret is including the raised edge on the drawer front which makes it easy to pull the printer forward, but we cannot access the paper drawer. We slide the printer up and forward over the front edge to access the paper drawer. I would cut that edge off, but the printer and my wife do not seem to mind since this is done infrequently. Before inserting the lower file drawer, I screwed through the back of the cabinet into the baseboard behind so the cabinet would not tip over when the printer drawer is opened.

-- Measure twice. Buy once - Ken Van Der Griend - Oak Park Illonois - USA





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Bobsboxes

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#1 posted 03-20-2021 09:46 PM

Looks like a great idea to get the printer off of the desk. Nice work.

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#2 posted 03-21-2021 12:02 AM

Very creative and unique build. Nice work.

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#3 posted 03-21-2021 01:52 AM

That is a great idea for such a beast KVDG

Incredible how one cannot see the forest for the trees. I did “similar” for my laser printer on top of an existing cabinet,

however, I never thought of doing the same for the big MFP,

hogging valuable real estate on my desktop.

PS. Is that neat office a SWMBO directive or just posing for the photo shoot.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Ken Van Der Griend

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#4 posted 03-21-2021 03:25 AM

Thanks for the comments guys. LBD – this IS SWMBO’s desk … Haha

-- Measure twice. Buy once - Ken Van Der Griend - Oak Park Illonois - USA

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#5 posted 03-21-2021 06:27 AM



... this IS SWMBO’s desk … Haha
- Ken Van Der Griend

In that case, is that a sweater left laying about on the chair in pic #2?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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