Intro: Cardboard Benno Drawers
If you have a lot of little things to store, Ikea Benno shelves are really great for that, but what makes it even better is to have drawers for them.
Step 1: Materials
corrugated cardboard - approximately 1/8" to 3/16" thick (free)
white posterboard (Dollar Tree 50 cents)
cnc cutter or xacto knife
Step 2: Cut Out the Pattern
I created two drawer patterns so far.
One is a one and one half inch high drawer, the other is a two and three quarter inch drawer.
Both designs are attached
Step 3: Glue the Outside Bottom
Cut a piece of cardboard 6" x 6 1/8"
Align it inside the outside bottom pattern
Draw lines one inch in from the outside edge as shown in the video
glue between the lines
place onto the outside bottom pattern
Step 4: Glue the First Two Sides Sides
glue to the sides of the outside bottom pattern as shown in the video
clamp with a bit of cardboard to protect the finish while it sets up
Step 5: Glue Last Two Sides
First glue the two inner tabs down to the side
Add another layer of glue
Insert the cardboard 5 1/2" x 2 1/4"
fold the second two inner tabs down over the cardboard
Fold the outer shell down over the cardboard and insert the flap under the bottom shell