Project of the Day : Winador Drawers

shilala

Elder Jungle Leader
Looking good. Why did you go with 1 inch stock? Seems like overkill for the weight they will hold. 1/4 - 3/8in would have been plenty strong enough and given you a bit more storage.

Is that pine?
It probably is overkill for what's going in the drawers now, but I have a habit of recycling things. If I build scrawny cheap stuff, it bites me in the ass later.
These drawers could very easily be holding nuts, bolts or rocks a year from now, who knows?

The frames of the drawer are made of poplar. The bottoms of the drawers are birch. The faces of the drawers will be oak.
Pine is aromatic. Don't use pine in your humi. It's stinky. :)
 

shilala

Elder Jungle Leader
It's raining again today, so I'll be able to finish the drawers here very shortly.
I may even get started on the trays, but I have a PT appointment at 10 that screws everything up, and I'll probably be crippled when I get home.
I'm excited to get the fronts on those drawers. The oak is gonna look sweet.
I haven't decided how I'm going to fit them yet. Don't know if I want to gap them or flush them out. Once the other couple drawers are in, that'll dictate how I do it.
 

shilala

Elder Jungle Leader
Today I finished out the drawers and put my smokes away.
I haven't settled on drawer pulls, have no idea what I'm going to do yet.
In the bottom of the cooler you can see the HCSbeadmats I use.
Boxes fit in the nice, deep top drawer. I have padron boxes in the top two short drawers.
I've already pretty much decided to do the other cooler, but just with four deep drawers for boxes. I think. :)
More pics...
 

shilala

Elder Jungle Leader
I couldn't be more pleased with the nice, heavy drawers. I thought it might be overkill and Mr. Flibble suggested it, too.
They're very stiff and very substantial and they look totally professional.
I have a couple air nailers that made making the drawers a breeze. This whole thing to this point has taken me hardly any time at all.
I can see that need to think about making some sort of jig for laying out and installing the drawer glides. It's very important that they are just right, and although I made them work, things could be much better.
The next one will go much better, I'm sure. :tu
 

rizzle

Evolving Lead Gorilla
That is the nicest "improvement" project I've seen from you yet. And there's been a few of em. Looks great man!
 

krisko

Evolving Lead Gorilla
THREAD HIJACK!!!

What would be a nice DIY shelving system for my 120qt coolidor? I currently have about 15 boxes with bags of beads tossed all over and a glass of distilled water. Ideally I'd like a few trays for loose cigars but mostly just a way to add a little style and functionality to the cooler.
 

shilala

Elder Jungle Leader
THREAD HIJACK!!!

What would be a nice DIY shelving system for my 120qt coolidor? I currently have about 15 boxes with bags of beads tossed all over and a glass of distilled water. Ideally I'd like a few trays for loose cigars but mostly just a way to add a little style and functionality to the cooler.
I'd make backboards like EMT's use. Cut handholes in each end.
Then I'd make four spacer cubes or spacer tubes for each layer.
Well, not would, but have. :)
That's what I do with the 120qt. I use for conditioning beads. :tu
 

jquirit

Chinky, the 8th Dwarf
You got me there.
How ya mean?
Figure tube (tubo) -> spacer -> drawer to make a handle.. you could slide a wooden dowel into the tube, and run a small gauge wood screw through the front of the drawer, down the pre-drilled spacer, and into the dowel in the tube (all pre-drilled to ease assembly and alignment and to prevent stuff from splitting).

Or could pin it, or someother variation thereof to secure the tubo to the spacer.
 

shilala

Elder Jungle Leader
Figure tube (tubo) -> spacer -> drawer to make a handle.. you could slide a wooden dowel into the tube, and run a small gauge wood screw through the front of the drawer, down the pre-drilled spacer, and into the dowel in the tube (all pre-drilled to ease assembly and alignment and to prevent stuff from splitting).

Or could pin it, or someother variation thereof to secure the tubo to the spacer.
I still can't envision it. Well, I can kinda.
The thing I'm looking at in my head is totally skank ghetto.
I was thinking more like a pocketed brass pull, but they're 12 bucks a crack.
I don't even think I want brass. I'd be happiest with a black plastic knob, I think. :)
 

awsmith4

Chestbeating Pack Leader
You got me there.
How ya mean?
Take an aluminum tube and 2 machine screws and run them through the tube and into the drawer. Make sure the srews are long enough to go through the face of the drawer, then leave a small space and then through the tube. It would work as a bar shaped style pull. You could use nuts and washers to adjust the position of the tube in relation to the face of each drwer. i hope this makes sense. If not maybe I can scan in a drawing.
 

awsmith4

Chestbeating Pack Leader
I still can't envision it. Well, I can kinda.
The thing I'm looking at in my head is totally skank ghetto.
I was thinking more like a pocketed brass pull, but they're 12 bucks a crack.
I don't even think I want brass. I'd be happiest with a black plastic knob, I think. :)
I see your point on the looking ghetto, but I would at least use a bar style pull in stainless or black. I'll look around and see if I have any.
 
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