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My son's desk has a storage area for computer cpu. I would like to convert that with drawers. It already has peg holes inside for adjustable shelving. What do I have to do first. Should I make a face frame first? I really not very experience with woodworking. Whatever is the easiest and cheapest.
01-17-2003, 01:09 AM
Sounds to me like the first thing to do is buy a book on cabinetmaking or furniture making. If I were you, I would
totally remove that part of the desk. Then build a box, of
the same outside dimensions to replace it with. The old framework probably will not support the added weight. You either can fasten
it to the desk, or better yet, put some castors on it and it
could be a seperate unit.
01-18-2003, 05:38 PM
If the space is supported from the floor rather than just hung from the desk top, I don't see much problem with the weight.
If you want to you could buy some legs and cut them to fill the gap between the floor and the bottom of the box.
Once you have a supported space, decide how many drawers you want.
I'd use side mounted drawer rails, [link://www.rockler.com/ecom7/findprod.cfm?&DID=6&User_ID=12168612&sku=1499|like these.]
Cut some 1X2 strips to go across the opening between the drawers. If you install them flush with the sides, that's all the frame you need.
Use drawers with overlay fronts.