# Shelves Made of Old Drawers

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I found an old drawer from a garbage dump.Get ideas to make shelves For storing nut and screws.
The process is not difficult. Let's do it.

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## Step 1: Tools - Materials - Equipment

Tools

1. Pencil
2. Ruler
3. Table saw
4. Drill

Materials

1. Old drawers
2. Plywood
3. Boxes or bottles for bolts

Equipment

1. screw
2. metal wall cleat

## Step 2: Measuring

Measure the size of the shelf space and Define spaces to be easily picked up.

## Step 3: Cut and Cut

• Cut plywood according to the size we measure for vertical and horizontal spaces.
• When receiving plywood according to the amount and size required.
• Use a pencil to determine the distance of the gap.
• And cut into grooves

## Step 4: Assembled

Assembled in vertical and horizontal.Is the space that we design.

## Step 5: Wall Mounted

• Attach the wall hanging hook to the shelf.
• Drill a wall hole with a drill
• Then fasten the shelves to the wall
• Put the items in the shelves.

## Step 6: Watch Video

Demonstration of work

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## 8 Discussions

Great idea! Good execution.
Where the drawer bottom is recessed relative to the drawer front and sides,look to the idea of a French Cleat to hang the drawer.
Where the items to be stored therein (as with Spice jars,for instance) are likely to be taken out and replaced on something less than an annual schedule - consider leaving ufficient space for gripping fingers to grab the item(s).

Great idea! I really forgot to think about it. Thank you very much for the advice.

Good instructable and nice to see one that actually has some value other than demonstrating someone can make a video.

Very useful project. Except as others say, use a french cleat to hang it.

This is a nice piece of work. As almost all drawers do have recessed bottoms--which become the backs of these units, the french cleat is the way to go--it simplifies installation, letting you level the cleat on the wall instead of the whole unit. You can then, if you wish, screw the unit to the cleat. At the bottom, add another piece of same-dimension lumber (furring strips are ideal for light units) at the bottom--fastened first to the drawer unit itself, then, if desired, to the wall. This piece is not cleat-cut--it's just a piece of furring strip.

i want to make asmall work bench for my nephews.next great scientist

Aww man I've been looking for something that be great to show off all my sons collectables! This is perfect!

This is great and has given me an idea. Thanks so much for this build. --Kink--