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In a recent post I mentioned I was working on a design for a small-scrap wood storage system to fit into an existing space under my workbench. I designed the project in Sketchup so it was pretty quick and drama-free to build with all the parts pre-planned.

The basic carcase and drawers are made of 1/2” mdf. The center divider is 3/4” mdf. The drawer runners are oak and I made the drawer pulls from 1 x 2 poplar. The whole thing is pretty simple as you can see from the Sketchup rendering. I was able to use some pegboard I’ve had sitting around for about 30 years for the drawer bottoms. The cool thing is it was an actual 1/4” thick so it fit the grooves in the sides perfectly.

Did it resolve my wood storage problem? Of course not … but it did make dent and I actually [GASP!] threw some scraps away. [Oh, the humanity!]

Anyway, maybe this will give you ideas for those odd storage areas that aren’t being used efficiently.
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That'd be a great project for anyone that's a modelmaker! Neat concept, Oliver; super execution as well.
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I agree with Dan, nicely done. I am afraid my scraps are a little too large for that tho. all the small stuff goes into cardboard boxes and eventually into the garbage, can't find anyone burning wood now a days. Used to give it away to neighbors, but the burn bans have made them all go to gas fireplaces.
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That looks really impressive Oliver . Your skills never cease to amaze , whether it's something very complex or something basic , you always seem to take it to the next level

BTW I sure like how you built the handles
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That looks really impressive Oliver . Your skills never cease to amaze , whether it's something very complex or something basic , you always seem to take it to the next level

BTW I sure like how you built the handles
What they all said. Thanks Oliver.
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Very nice Oliver. With your projects, those small pieces are really nice to have around.

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As Rick mentioned, the handles are a nice touch. I'd be more inclined to use those drawers for organizing tools or accessories than scraps - too nice.
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Very nice and the photos help a Woodworking Numpty likde me see how it fits together,,another prod to learn Sketchup. Its been on my To Do list for ages. Might help to adapt it for storing my pen blanks
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Good idea.

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