Build Your Own Office - Narrow File Drawer Base Unit
Adding a drawer to the Open Base Plan for the Modular Office Collection can create tidy opportunities for your home office. This plan is for a file cabinet sized drawer, but there is no reason why you can create drawers of any size, as Eric did.
Special thanks to Eric R for sharing his amazing photos.
In addition to the supplies and tools needed for the base unit, you will need:
1 – 1×10
1 – 1×12 (you will only need about 3′)
2 – Under or side mount drawer slides, 12″ long
26″ of 1×16 boards
For 2 Drawers, you will need to cut
2 – 1×16 @ 13 1/2″ (Drawer Bottoms)
2 – 1×10 @ 15 1/2″ (Drawer Backs)
4 – 1×10 @ 14 1/4″ (Drawer Sides)
2 – 1×12 @ 17 3/4″ (Drawer Faces)
Composition is shown above for the base unit. You can find the plan for the Modular Open Base Shelf here.
Drawer Bottom and Back. Fasten the drawer back to the drawer bottom as shown above.
Drawer Sides. Fasten the drawer sides to the drawer back and bottom, as shown above.
Drawer Slides. Fit the drawer into the drawer slides, remembering that the face will sit flush with the outsides of the sides. The drawer without the face will be inset 3/4″
Drawer Face. With the drawer pushed in, fit the face on the drawer, leaving an even gap around all sides. Fasten the drawer to the sides and bottom.