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I've been wanting to do this for a while and finally had the time to build it. I've always carried a milk crate in the back to hod my stuff, I got tired of how messy it was and wanted to oraganize it more.

It's not as pretty as LCSteve's or Silverdusk's but I think it looks somewhat decent. I've actually built them a couple weeks ago, but I finally have them completed and full of stuff.

Thanks to LCSteve, Silverdusk, and Jeshua for all the help

Since I also had an outlet in the back I bought a "power strip liberator" which is basically a flat .short extension chord. I also got a hold of some position control hinges for the side.














 

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Re: Rear Drawers

NICE!!!! Looks professional!



I need to get that done already..



P.S. The steelies look sweet!
 

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I think it turned out great it being the first time using a circular saw and ever working with plywood.

And thanks to you Dom for bumping the FS: steelies thread, I jumped and a great deal.
 

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that is really nice. looks sweet. now all that needs to be done for you to be promoted to TRUE diety status, would be to post your blueprints and materials list. ;D
 

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Tubig, that thing is awesome. Looks very nice! How did you anchor it? Can I pay you to build me one? :)
 

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The thing about blue print's is there really isn't any official one.

I made blueprints to every exact detail, but didn't take into consideration the difficulty of installing paddle handle/locks. I had to make a few changes, but if anybody wants dimensions, I'll try to post up some info.

here are the materials used

2x True 1/2" Birch Plywood 4'x8' @ $28 a sheet (Home Depot)
1x 1'x2" of wood 4' Long
2x Pairs of Med duty 24" full extension Drawer slides @ $30 (ebay)
2x position control hinges (free but $20 shipping including a lot heavier items that were not used)
1x Box of 6D 2" Finishing nails
Various screws for mounting slides (if not included)
1 Longer screw to hold down front left
2x Sliding Locks ($2 each)
2x Handles ($4 each)
2x Turnbuckles for securing down in the back ($2 each)
2x Paint of your choice ( I used undercoating with a layer of paint on top)

Sorry Tony, but I don't think I will be able to make any more of these. I can help with any information, but my cabinetry skills are not so great. Took about two weekends to complete when I was taking my time.
 

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Tubig, did you get a chance to weigh it? Is it anchored down or is it wedge in?
 

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oscarr said:
drawers look sweet.I see u got extra polo shirts incase for an emergency change.
Haha, gotta have a polo just in case.

Fjamming said:
Tubig, did you get a chance to weigh it? Is it anchored down or is it wedge in?
It is anchored with two turnbuckles in the back connected to the two rear tie down points. For the front, I removed the tie down points, and inserted a screw/washer combo into the front left tie down hole. I forgot to weigh it, even though I should've



BTW. If anyone wants some handles, I have some that I never used, but with minimal damage.

2x Flush mounted Metal paddle handles (one with a lock)
3x Basic flush mounted plastic handles

I'm sure you can figure a way to use them, but I was lazy so I didn't want to bother with them.

Free of charge, just pick them up
 

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that looks great! i think you have motivated me to start on the same project.

btw, i hope your setup isnt copyrighted or patented, cause i will be stealing it ;D
 

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poker said:
Is there plywood at the base of it all? I couldn't tell in the photos.

Could you have used MDF?
Yeah, that is all 1/2" plywood.

The only reason, I used plywood is because that is what worked for a lot of other people. I also don't know how strong it would be if it was constructed of MDF.


MudLovingFJ said:
that looks great! i think you have motivated me to start on the same project.

btw, i hope your setup isnt copyrighted or patented, cause i will be stealing it ;D
It is, its written with crayon on a back of a napkin.

Actually, I originally wanted two flapping sides, but decided not to. I copied Jeshua, whom I believe was the only one to have this specific design.
 

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Just don't use OSB and I would not consider MDF for exactly what you question....Strength. Plywood is the strongest next to OSB but sand and paint OSB is a issue
 

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GTKrockeTT said:
any idea about total weight?
I used about 1 1/2 sheets of plywood, so according to some quick research, I estimated the wood itself to be around ~60-75 lbs. Add another ~10 lbs for the drawer slides.

Estimated total ~70-85 lbs. I'm not really good on judging weight, but when I was loading it in the back, it felt like it was closer to 60-70 lbs. This is not including the weight of the things inside the drawers.

Every other homemade drawer set up I've seen has used 3/4" plywood, which would obviously add some more weight. I talked to LCSteve and Silverdusk, and both said 1/2" plywood would be sufficient.
 
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