When we last left off I asked for your suggestions on who to do with this drawer: do I make a new drawer? Cut off the faces?
Then I got a really creative solution from a viewer named “Joep” suggesting I make a small drawer to fit inside this own. A hidden drawer. So that’s what I’m making today.
I want to consider the height I need to keep for the main drawer so I can clear whatever is being stored inside when I open the top drawer.
I’m going to use this new drawer mostly for router bits so the first thing I’m going to do is cut out some holders for the bits themselves. I’m just going to cut out some strips of wood to make “holders” since all of the router bits are the same height and width.
I’m making an equally spaced grid on the board to mark where I should drill my holes to slip the bits in for storage.
I’m really glad I have my drill press for drilling these type of repetitive holes. It ensures that they’re all going completely straight up and down.
Before I make more of these, I want to see if there will be enough holes to fit all of my router bits.
I’m adding a countersink on each hole just to help the bits slip in a little bit easier.
I’m going to assemble this new drawer the same way as the previous one: by butt joining them together with glue and tacking them in place.
The strength of this drawer is going to come from gluing the base into the rabbets.
I’m using a spacer board to keep all of the drawers parallel and straight.
Now to check if it all fits together well. 🙂
And I’ll glue a stop block back here to prevent the drawer from sliding back too far.