Use drawers as shelves

April 26 |
oliver heath
Photo by Oliver Heath. Used with permission.

This is the EASIEST way to build shelves I've ever seen… Step 1: Find drawers. Step 2: Nail drawers to wall. Step 3: Profit.

This is one way to make use of all those on-the-curb dresser finds — or just an old bureau in storage. Pull the drawers, prime them up, and pin them on the wall. Smarrrrt!

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  1. This is brilliant, considering the amount of dressers that get thrown on the curb. Jack the drawers and flee, leaving a naked dresser behind. Sounds good 😀

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    • No kiddin'! I see SO many dressers that are beyond repair with a couple of drawers that are broken. But they're almost always made of good, sturdy wood and the drawers are just begging for a better home.

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  2. Okay, when I read the title I thought this was nuts, but now I see the picture it makes all kinds of sense. Like!

  3. oooh, you could even cut pcs of plexiglass and turn them into shadow boxes!!! brilliant! My Intended is always commenting on how much he likes shadow boxes. I am going to keep my eye out for old dressers from now on, to make him some. He'll LUV me for it.

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  4. I just love the underpants gnome reference…. That's all.

  5. Hmm… how best to actually affix them to the wall though? I know drawers are often made of pretty sturdy (read: heavy) stuff… Any suggestions?

    • Screws into stubs. Works 100% of the time.

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