4 Drawer Puzzle Board

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Project by Kram79 posted 01-01-2012 12:04 AM 58690 views 66 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because of my 3 cats and small home it was necessary to find a way to make puzzles portable. It’s always so aggravating to be missing a piece and now an unfinished puzzle can be put out of the cats reach before they get a chance to knock various pieces on the floor. The drawers work great for laying out the pieces yet easily can be stored. I put an edge piece on two sides so the puzzle can be squared up and to prevent it from sliding off when the board is moved. The drawer handles also work great as transport handles.

-- You can never have enough tools

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#1 posted 01-01-2012 02:12 AM

great idea, what is the size of the board?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#2 posted 01-01-2012 03:18 AM

Wow, great idea!
I like puzzles, and I always sort my pieces before I start, so this would be a perfect project for me to build.
Excellent work, and thanks for sharing!

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 04:47 AM

That’s a fantastic design .great job.


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#4 posted 01-01-2012 05:46 AM

Great idea my dad will love this I’l be building one for sure

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#5 posted 01-01-2012 06:08 AM

I love the project but if you don’t mind me saying, I would go a step further. Add a 3rd edge but add dado’s to all the edges just above the puzzle pieces. That would allow you to slide a top on that could be latched into place to allow you to store the unfinished puzzle up right.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#6 posted 01-01-2012 07:14 AM

Belg – it is 30” by 21”

Woody – that is an interesting thought but wouldn’t work for me as you would really have to make that lid tight to the puzzle to turn it on edge as unfinished areas would collapse and all the pieces in the drawers would get bunched up. I like having everything spread out and easy to see myself. Its not worth it to me to try and make the tolerances that tight in the drawers and on the top.

-- You can never have enough tools

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#7 posted 01-01-2012 01:01 PM

isn’t this brilliant!!
Fantastic idea. Nicely done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#8 posted 01-01-2012 03:14 PM

Thank You, thats big enough for what a 1000 pieces puzzle?

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#9 posted 01-01-2012 03:30 PM

I could see my mother-in-law getting one of these next year!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#10 posted 01-01-2012 05:18 PM

We have a cloth that we roll up the puzzle in when now werking on it but I like this idea also. It seems to aid also in keeping the puzzle together as you werk on it. What I really like about the board is if you need to move it just close drawers and move with no misalignment of partial sections moving together. Also you could build as many drawer sections as you want underneath. Neat

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#11 posted 01-03-2012 10:45 PM

Check under the stove and fridge. That’s where my missing pieces tend to end up after the cat has had a hay day playing with them on the wood floor.
Nice creation!

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#12 posted 08-29-2012 09:45 PM

new to this site, How do I get directions for this puzzle board?

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#13 posted 02-18-2013 12:41 AM

Love this idea!! Thinking Christmas….......

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#14 posted 08-23-2014 07:17 PM

Can I buy this puzzle table? And what the dimensions?

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#15 posted 01-01-2016 06:50 PM

is there a plan available for this puzzle board?

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