Building drawers for underneith work bench
Guys I'm trying to organize my garage so I can actually find something , and I was going to build some drawers underneith my work bench and didn't want to get to fancy or time consuming . I bought the sliders years ago so I have them , guess I need to pick a material and then find out if there's any trade secrets to installing sliders .
Watched a YouTube video and he had the complete slider attached to the cabinet walls . Then he placed a temporary spacer on the floor and put the drawer on the spacers , then pulled out the movable part of the slider out that attaches to the drawer , and put the first screw in the side of the drawer . Then pulled it out further and got the next screw in . Then completely removed the rails of the slider that stay on the drawer part and finished screwing .
He repeated this and put another spacer on the bottom drawer and repeated .
It seemed like a good trick but maybe there's a better way to install drawer guides . I believe there 1/2" wide so if the drawer is 16" wide you would build the surrounding side walls 17" deep .
I seen a jig for this made by Kreg at Windsor a plywood but have no idea if it's necessary.
I figured just get the first ones lined up then put a piece of wood as a jig to stack the next sliders , well according to how deep the drawers actually are . Was going to make the top ones not very tall as I want to store slim things in them for calibration etc.
Any ideas before I proceed would great .
I thinking 3/4" plywood good one side for the drawers and sides of the cabinet , and maybe 1/4" MDF bottoms ?
I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
Last edited by RainMan 2.0; 06-25-2015 at 10:10 PM.