If you have an old drawer lying around, this one is for you. Check out this DIY Shelf from an Old Drawer.
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So I had this drawer that came out of my grandpa’s workbench after he died. It was dark wood, but I knew I needed it. It sat around for a while.
I thought about putting plants in it, but was worried about the wood getting weird. My second idea was a shelf, it just took me a while to make it all happen… but what’s new, right? Anyway, it turned out pretty cute and I’m proud of it!
Follow along to see how I did it.
#1 Cut the Supports
So first, take the 1×2 and cut it the depth that you want it, based on the depth of your drawer, front to back. My supports are flush with the shelves, so 4 inches.
Cut the shelves to the right width and then glue them in place and clamp tightly to the supports until they are dry.
#3 Attach D-Rings
Measure and mark 2 spots on the back of the drawer to attach the d-rings. Use a screwdriver to twist in the screw that goes with the d-ring. Make sure they are even so that it hangs nicely.
Paint it any color your heart desires! Then style and enjoy.
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