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

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

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Cut Back of Box

Using a jig saw, cut out the back of the box above the mark.

Determine Width of Top Organizer

Place the drawer slides lengthwise on top of the bottom organizer. With them in place, measure the distance between the drawer slides to determine the width for the top drawer organizer.

Build Top Perimeter Box

Measure and cut the poplar stock using the measurements for the length and width. Nail the top perimeter box together.

Cut Luan

Measure and cut the luan to fit the back side of the top organizer perimeter.

Attach Luan

Using a nail gun, nail the luan to the back side of the top organizer perimeter.

Attach Drawer Slides

Use the screw gun and the provided screws to attach the drawer sides to the sides of the top organizer box (Image 1). Screw the drawer slides into place on the inside walls of the drawer (Image 2).

Fill Drawer

Slide the top organizer into the drawer, and replace drawer into cabinet. Fill with utensils and mail.

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