Sunday, March 10, 2013

Kitchen Drawer Organizers

Anyone familiar with Ana White?  She is fabulous.  She designs and builds furniture and then puts the plans on her blog.  Look at her work - she's my hero.  I decided I really wanted to learn woodworking so I got started with a simple plan - something I needed anyway.  Her wood drawer organizers were the perfect solution!  I decided to do both my top drawer (the regular eating utensil drawer) and my second drawer, which holds some cooking tools of mine.  I drew up the plans for both of the drawers and then went shopping.

Here are the plans I drew up.

It came out that I was going to need around 15ish feet total for both drawers so I went to Lowe's and picked up 2 1x3s (they generally sell in 8 foot lengths).  I gave my husband the list of lengths I needed for each drawer side and he cut the wood for me.  I then sanded each piece, which was not fun when you have tiny hands and the palm sander is much larger than your palm.  Sanding is definitely necessary though - it gets rid of rough edges or anything that might splinter in the future.  Plus, it looks much nicer.

Unsanded vs. Sanded

I used a countersink drill bit and screwed the pieces together, then I filled the holes with wood filler and used a stain/poly combination by Minwax to seal the wood.  Then, I screwed the whole thing inside the drawer.  I love them and am excited to start my next project!

Cooking tools drawer organizer

Cooking tools drawer organizer with the tools

Utensil drawer divider

Ready for silverware!

Ready to go!

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