A Use for my Planed Lumber Pieces
The Board - a Rough Sawn Piece of Ash
My brother in law has a sawmill and he cut some boards for us years ago and they are fairly dry and good to go.
I would like to make drawers for a shelf unit to put my spices in. Remodeling or repurposing.
Not only do I want them to pull out, I want them to hang by pegs and turn into a mini shelf. This means I need to adjust the width of my drawer to make room for the slides at the sides.
If you can dream it, you can make it happen...
Big Unit to Replace Small Unit
What I initially wanted to do was make drawers that pull out and hang and the spices would be on a sled or shelf.
This idea requires a bit of mechanical movement.
I measured the distance across and decided that a board cut just shy of fourteen inches would fit as a drawer front.
I used a chop saw and cut my rough board into short, equal lengths.
Then, started up the planer and ran one through to see how it would go. Then, I started over with all the boards, doing them one at a time, as a group. Planing them on one side to start.
In Goes the Pile of Boards
Keep Planing Until Desired Smoothness
Run Through, Turn Crank, Run Through, Turn Crank
Cleanup - Use Air Compressor to Blow the Sawdust Out
The faces are smooth now, but the edges are rough. Next step, cutting edge with jointer.
Then Use Jointer to Square Edge of Board
To cut my drawer fronts or faces, I need to use the table saw to cut to size.
Now - to Cut my Drawer Faces
Cut 3 for Each Section
I'm pondering what to do next.
The smaller cabinet has very small drawers.
Since these are so thin, I thought maybe I should make mine thinner. For this, I used the table saw, the board on edge.
I used a pusher stick to guide it. Then, flipped it over and cut it again to sever. If I decide to do this again, I think I'll fashion a jig to hold my board. Something safer.
This Just Might Work
In making the wooden slides, I found I needed to put something in the space between the slide and the drawer to "clamp" the glue against the inside of my repurposed shelf.
I had some nails and folded newspaper that worked fairly well.once glue is dry I will remove them.