Introduction: DIY Vertical Drawers (+ Video)
These drawers are cheap and easy to make.
In this project, I use pallet wood palings and non-structural pine for the vertical drawers.
And angle iron for the drawer sliders.
The materials I used are as follows:
- Pallet wood palings.
- 35x70 non-structural pine.
- 5mm angel iron 25x25.
- Chipboard screws.
- Stain (in the color New Jarrah).
- Drawer handles.
This is what the area looked like before I started.
I then made a built in television cabinet up top.
Starting with a basic frame to support the drawer sliders.
I also framed up this part of the ﬂoor.
so it’s ready for the ﬂooring to go in later.
I then marked and leveled oﬀ were all
the drawer runners will be going.
The sliders are made from 25x25 mm angle iron.
And are 5mm thick.
Owen welded on ﬂat bar to the ends.
These will act as stoppers to prevent the drawers from
pulling all the way out.
Drilled holes either end.
Then used a larger drill bit on the surface
to counter sink the screw heads.
Starting with the base of the drawers.
I am using 35×70 non structural pine.
Measure and mark to your ideal size.
And cut those to length.
I then run those through the table saw
to rip them in half length ways.
I now have front, back, and sides
of the drawer fame.
Mark and pre-drill either end of the side pieces.
Attached them to form a rectangle.
Checking to make sure it will ﬁt.
I then set up my cross cut jig and stop block
to quickly cut all of my base pieces to length.
I use chipboard screws for all of my builds. because they are aﬀordable.
Square up the ﬁrst paling before attaching.
Then add on the rest of the base pieces.
Moving onto the sides of the drawer
and setting the stop block to 250 mm
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Then you might want to check out this video.
Pre-drill and counter-sunk, 1 end of either length.
Attach them around the perimeter of the base.
For the remaining gaps.
I take the individual measurements from each side.
Rip the lengths to the required width.
Tap it into position.
Moving onto the top edge.
I set the table saw to 25 mm
Run a full length paling through a few times.
Measure the length of the base.
Tighten the pipe clamp until the top edge is the same length as
the base measurement.
Mark out all the holes.
Drill and counter sink.
Attached with chipboard screws.
2 drawers down, 3 to go.
To prevent the drawers from pulling all the way out,
I attached stoppers on the underside of each drawer.
The stoppers are 25 mm wide,
I then turned them side on to cut a depth of 10mm
I did this to prevent it from catching
on the drawer bellow it.
Time to attach the face of the drawers.
Because these will be attached from the back side,
I added registration marks and level line.
I can now clamp the face piece
precisely were it needs to be.
Now that the face of all the drawers are on.
It is time to stain them.
I am using Water based stain in the
color ‘New Jarrah’.
Watered it down to a 1:1 ratio
'Thank you Auntie Neash for leaving your bowel at our place'.
I only do 1 coat.
Mainly because I couldn’t be bothered to do any more.
I got these drawer handles from eBay
for $1 each.
Mark out and drill the holes.
Then attach the handles.
I added a couple of dividers
to some of the drawers.
If you have any questions or would like a bit more information,
then feel free to leave a comment on my YouTube video.
And I will get back to you as soon as I can.
If you like building with pallet wood, or other cheaper materials.
Then you might want to check out some of my other videos or Instructables.
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