Old Drawer to New Shelves

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What can you make from wood boards leftovers from your old kitchen?

Shelves for your new kitchen :)

I had some wood boards and drawers with formica, from our modern kitchen. Our new kitchen was between modern to rustic style.

I decided to use these leftovers although formica is harder to use for rustic style.

The shelves were built using simple tools, at my balcony.

The dimensions of the shelves are: Width 55 cm x Length 55 cm x Depth 14, but of course you can make it with any other dimensions.

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Step 1: Tools & Materials

Materials:
  • Wood boards, 18 mm width.
  • Wood filler.
  • Paint.
  • Clear protective topcoat.
  • Hooks.
  • Screws.

Tools:

  • Jigsaw - for rounded cuts.
  • Circular saw - for straight cuts. I used this saw.
  • Sanding paper.
  • Drill / Screwdriver.
  • Measuring tape.

Step 2: Drawer Disassembling & Making the Rounded Shapes

I started with removal of the drawer back board and raising the bottom board about 6 cm up, in order to leave place for the hooks later.

Later, I drew the rounded shapes for the top front decoration and the lower sides of the shelves, and cut them with a Jigsaw.

The shapes didn't came up perfect. Later, I fixed the shapes a bit, with a wood filler. The final paint was opaque, so it's not noticeable.

I connected another board, as a middle shelf (I don't have a picture of this step).

Step 3: Making the Back and Top Board

I wanted to have lines of slots on the back of the shelfes, for nicer decoration.

I had a trimmer, but didn't have a matching knife for this purpose.

Finally I made the lines using my circular saw, elevated on the saw track / guide I made before, in a way that the saw only engraved the lines on the boards.

Later I connected a bigger stands out board at the top. This gave a better look.

As you can see in this step, all boards corners are straight. I later disassemble some boards, and made rounder corders using a trimer, for better look (results on the next step.)

Step 4: Filling Holes and Sanding

I filled all of the screws holes using a wood filler, and after drying, sanded it.

Step 5: Painting

I painted the shleves, using chalked paint.

As I mentioned, the boards were covered with formica, so the chalked paint was caught great on such surfaces without need to paint with a primer paint.

Finally, I painted with clear protective topcoat.

Step 6: Adding the Hooks & Final Result

After everything was dryed, I added 5 hooks on each line on the back of the shelves, so we can hang keys, cups etc.

That's it.

Hope you like the reuslt of this Instructable! I would love to hear your comments.

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    Barry6470

    4 weeks ago

    The things you can make out of an old drawer, and this one is and looks great, so well done for that. The colour you picked was perfect, and the design to me looks like an old farmhouse style design.
    Well done again.
    Barry (ENG)

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    itzikdiyBarry6470

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    Thanks a lot Barry! I'm glad that you like it.

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    seamster

    4 weeks ago

    Nice! I have to say, I really like this! It reminds me a lot of a thing I built recently. It's a great looking item, and you should be proud!

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    itzikdiyseamster

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    Thank you seamster. I appreciate your comment :)

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    Omer Oitzikdiy

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    Very nice! impressive result, Itzik.