Friday, July 17, 2009

Chest of Drawers

A few weeks ago I bought 24 empty drawers for $20. Now this is an excellent deal if you actually use them. Determined not to let them sit in the pile of possibilities I sorted through our scrap lumber to see what kind of chest I could build to house them. With the wood widths and lengths of 3/4" plywood that I had, a 3 x 8 drawer configuration was a possibility. Luckily my husband is adept at the use of a table saw ( One of the few power tools I am scared of) and I was able to talk him into cutting the boards for me. I started assembling the chest but I was having a hard time holding the boards in place while turning in the screws (Usually I hammer my projects together with nails but I was anticipating a lot of weight per drawer) Mark again to the rescue. Now to fill all of the drawers with my assemblage treasures :) Did I mention? "I love drawers!"

3 comments:

Rumbs said...

Scrap lumber is pretty valuable these days! Just bought a sheet of 1/4" masonite for $27!!!

That piece sure fits well with your home. Nice job!

Did you buy Mark a beer or two for his efforts?

Jeanne-ming said...

Wow! I love your work. I like drawers too. Great blog. I'll be back.

Jill Marie Shulse said...

Your cupboard turned out really nice!!