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Some time ago, I made a rolling base for my table saw which is now used as a base for the thickness planner.

As you can see, the shelves are getting untidy and I want to make some drawers to hide the mess.

I do not want a single, large drawer at the top and would like to put 2 or 3 smaller drawers on the top.

As the height of the space is too small to get my pocket screw driver in that space, I would like some suggestions from the members as to an easy way to put dividing frames in there....?
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-09-2014, 12:32 AM
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Put center divide in cabinet,you can screw and glue from top and bottom,
Than build face frame with the number of drawers you want mount front of cabinet and install drawer guides build drawers to fit. same way kitchen cabinets are built
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As the height of the space is too small to get my pocket screw driver in that space, I would like some suggestions from the members as to an easy way to put dividing frames in there....?
use a smaller driver...




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K.I.S.S. IMHO- You guys are making that more difficult than it needs to be.

Think of the base as a cabinet carcass. Visualize that a carcass for a cabinet with drawers is completely open inside , with the drawers suspended between the face and the back panel. I use HD drawers slides to hold lots of weight.... then use rollers to help them slide easier.

Make a face frame that will mount the the front of your base. Add another rail to go between the stiles, to divide between the upper large drawer and the 3 smaller upper drawers. Add 2 stiles to divide between the three upper drawers.

Mount two rollers for each drawer to the face where the drawers will be. They are inexpensive. The drawer slides go between the back of the face to back panel at the rear of the carcass. You can mount them either under of above the drawers. For the large drawer, I would use at least 2 slides to hold the weight of that drawer.

Besides being functional... It will also look more "finished."

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Hi James,

Could you attach the stiles to the rail before attaching the rail in the opening? That would leave you with having to drive the pocket hole screws on the end and you would have the 9 inches for your driver?

I may not be understanding the problem completely - if so - disregard!
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James looking at your space then I can see a lot of drawers, they keep out the dust and that makes the contents better to sort through, the easiest way would be to make a kit interior, false sides out of 10mm play would not take away that much space from the width so you could make the whole thing up as an insert that you just slide into the space you have. once it is in then screw it in place, looking at the space then you have tons of room so you could design it any way you want, just make it all up out of the unit then slide it in, simple, best regards N
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James this is a shop cabinet, not a piece of furniture. Add a strip of wood to the bottom of the top, and to the shelf of the cabinet. Then you can attach the divider from the side with brad nails and glue. This will not interfere with your drawer slides at all. Your drawer fronts are going to overhang the front of the drawer and the plywood anyway. I would suggest adding 4 shallow drawers in the space you have.

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Make the frame and drawers to fit then slide into the cabinet
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