I recently bought a couple of windows at Tickled Pink. I have always wanted to make a tall window cupboard. The last time I set out to make one, I changed the plan and ended up doing a side by side window cupboard. I purposely chose these two windows to make another cupboard, but a TALL one.
Do you see the drawer on the left? It is from the desk that I repurposed into my kitchen island.
It was too deep for the cupboard I’m making so I cut it down.
But, when I put it in the “mock up” I didn’t like how it looked. It was just a hair shy of being wide enough to suit the windows.
I went looking for other options. I found a LOT of options actually but nothing was working as I wanted it to.
I opted to make two small diy drawers myself. I used some scrap 1x10’s, cutting them to length.
I then used my router to give them some detail.
Here you can see them on my “mock up”.
I used some ½ inch plywood scraps to make the box of my drawer.
To secure the drawer I used favorite--Gorilla Wood Glue and my nail gun.
Using the speed square to make sure it’s “square”.
Clamped it so that I could shoot the nails. I then attached the bottom piece of Luan. (not shown)
Measuring to make sure the same distance is on both sides and top and bottom.
I glued/clamped and shot a couple of nails to hold the drawer front onto the drawer.
Doing a dry fit to make sure they are going to work.
There you have it, a homemade drawer. Do you see Jamie’s name carved into the workbench? Years and years ago, her dad made some wooden plaques, and he practiced her name right on the bench. I’m sure you’ll be seeing that a lot in future pics.
I also worked on mounting my new saw to a rolling cabinet.
It will be a long drawn out process of building this cupboard. I’m having some difficulty deciding the placement of the shelves, facing, drawers, etc.
ps drop by later today to find out who won the Empire Patio Cover Giveaway of $100!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.