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How to Build a Drawer Organizer (page 1 of 2)

Build an organizer in a kitchen drawer for a convenient way to store utensils or mail.

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Measure Inside of Drawer

Measure the width and length of the inside of the drawer.

Cut Poplar Stock

Cut the poplar stock on the miter saw based on the length and width.

Create Perimeter Box

Using the nail gun, secure the poplar stock together, creating a perimeter box to be placed inside the drawer.

Cut One Piece of Poplar Stock

To add support and create compartments, measure and cut one piece of poplar stock to fit the width of the perimeter box.

Attach Width Support

Nail the width support to the perimeter box in the center with the nail gun.

Create Utensil Compartments

Measure and cut three pieces of the poplar stock to fit the length between the width support and the front of the perimeter box. Nail the utensil supports in place using the nail gun.

Mark Height of Bottom Organizer

Place the bottom organizer into the drawer. Mark the height of the organizer on the back of the drawer above the organizer.

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