In one in all my latest tutorials, I constructed a miter noticed station out of 2x4s. I left the bottoms open with the intention of including completely different storage choices beneath and as we speak I’m going to construct a set of drawers underneath the drill press module so I can retailer all my bits and numerous store equipment.
Step 1: Collect Instruments & Supplies
Step 2: Construct Drawer Bins
For this I’m utilizing one full sheet of half inch plywood. As ordinary I had it reduce down into manageable sizes on the retailer, after which made the ultimate cuts within the store. I’m going to make three shallow drawers (four inch) and one deeper drawer (eight inch). So after ripping all my items to width, I moved over to my miter noticed to chop them to size.
My slides are 60 cm in size so I set my cease block to 60 cm and reduce all of the sides for my four drawer bins with out shifting the cease block. (Tip, since Euro slides use metric sizes, it is best to make use of metric dimensions to get the measurements proper).
With the entire sides reduce to size, I may transfer on the the entrance and again items. I began by measuring the width of the opening and used this technique to determine the precise size I would want to chop.
Mainly you are taking the width of your opening (50.eight cm in my case)
(-) minus the thickness of each slides (2 x 1.25 cm)
(-) minus twice the thickness of your plywood.
I set my cease block to 48.three cm, (50.eight – 2.5 cm). Then to account for twice the width of the plywood, I merely used 2 offcuts that I positioned up towards my cease block. As a result of plywood thickness can differ, I discover this technique simpler than doing the maths and fewer inclined to creating errors.
Step three: Assemble Drawers Bins
Okay, the onerous half is out of the way in which and I can now transfer onto to creating pocket holes to prep for meeting. I used my pocket gap jig to make pocket holes in all of the entrance and again items utilizing the half inch setting since I’m utilizing half inch plywood.
To assemble the drawer bins I used some wooden glue and 1 inch pocket screws. It helps to make use of a clamp to carry the boards in alignment throughout meeting, at the least for the primary screws.
I repeated the exact same course of and the opposite facet of the field, and was then prepared to maneuver onto the drawer backside.
I measured and reduce a backside panel to measurement, once more utilizing half inch plywood. I then secured the drawer backside utilizing glue and my brad nailer.
Step four: Set up Drawer Slides
After wiping off the surplus glue, it was time to maneuver onto the drawer slides. I’m utilizing Euro slides for the primary time. I’ve used ball bearing slides for larger drawers previously, however I made a decision to strive these out to avoid wasting on prices just a little, and actually simply to strive them out.
Set up on the drawer bins is fairly easy. You simply place the slide on the underside fringe of the drawer and fasten it with the supplied screws. Set up on the cupboard was not as simple, however we’ll get to that subsequent.
I’ve already hooked up high slides as you’ll be able to see. Now since my complete drawer peak is four -½ inches together with the underside, I measured down 5 inches to permit for sufficient clearance with the drawer above.
After making a mark, I merely lined up the underside of the slide with the marking and used a sharpie to mark out the pilot holes I’ll must make. For the again finish, I used a magnetic stage to verify the slide was stage and marked out the pilot gap.
I made the pilot holes after which loosely hooked up the entrance screw and the again one, then checked for stage once more earlier than totally tightening the screws. I repeated the identical course of on the opposite facet and was then lastly prepared to put in the drawer. And I used to be glad to see that every part match simply as deliberate.
Step 5: Backside Drawer
After I reached the underside drawer, I seen I might have a difficulty with that rear 2×4 cross assist being in the way in which. It gained’t be an issue for the slide itself, since I can set up it just under the 2×4, however I’ll must make the drawer field shallower. After a fast measure, I trimmed down the facet items I had beforehand reduce and assembled the field simply as earlier than.
When putting in the slides, simply do not forget that the half with the wheel wants to stay out since this would be the again facet of the drawer. After putting in the slides, I may do a take a look at match to verify every part match properly.
Step 6: Add Drawer Fronts
With all my drawer bins made I can transfer onto to creating the drawer fronts. My opening is 20 inches, so I’m going to permit for a half inch overhang on either side and make the fronts 21 inches.
I began with the underside drawer and measured the peak so it could sit just under the drawer above with out interfering.
I reduce the fronts out of ¾ inch plywood and used some spring clamps to carry the entrance in place and adjusted it till it was centered and the underside was flush with the drawer field, and at last, I checked for stage simply to make sure.
As soon as I used to be proud of it, I drilled some shallow pilot holes ensuring to not go during and secured the drawer entrance with some screws from inside.
Then I basically repeated the identical course of working my manner up by means of the drawers utilizing washers as spacers between the drawer fronts. It helps to drag out the drawer barely so you’ll be able to maintain it in place and test the alignment with the underside drawer. Once more, as soon as I used to be assured, I used spring clamps to carry the entrance in place then secured it with some screws after making pilot holes.
Step 7: Set up Knobs
I’m utilizing some left over drawer knobs I had mendacity round, however as you’ll have seen me do in my router desk video, I first utilized a pair coats of pink spray paint. For some cause I’m actually digging pink as an accent color across the store.
To put in the knobs, I first marked a middle line and used this cupboard jig to make the screw holes. It’s not obligatory, however definitely helps making the positioning of the knobs constant.
I seen that my screws could be too brief to suit during so I’m going to countersink them utilizing a Forstner bit. I discover it best to clamp a template comprised of a scrap piece of wooden so it’s simpler to make the opening by guiding your Forstner bit so it gained’t bounce round. Then I simply screwed the knob into place.
Step eight: Fill It Up!
I like having this additional storage within the store for all of the stuff I by no means know the place to place. For now I’m simply going to retailer my Forstner bits and drill bits in order that they’re near my drill press. Within the backside I’ve acquired a few of my desk noticed equipment and I’m certain the remainder of the drawers shall be full very quickly. What would you place in them?
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