The building and painting is done!!!! I finished the drawers this weekend and they were super easy!
I got the plans for the drawers and the rest of this system over at Ana's site, Knock Off Wood. If you like name brand furniture without the ridiculous price tag head on over to her site! She offers plans for free!!!
She does offer a cut layout for 1 drawer but I had to do 2 and I didn't have enough scrap wood left over. So, here is a cut layout for 2 full drawers using 3/4" MDF.
After first step.
All of the sides complete. This is just a very simple box!
Adding the face... I am using Ana's technique in this pic..worked great!
Gorilla Glue Wood Glue is a must for this entire project!
I poured a ton of Gorilla Glue Wood Glue all over the front of the drawer before attaching the face.
Using Ana's technique, I layed the face over the front of the drawer and made sure that there was equal space around the perimeter.
*** Ana suggests nailing the face onto the drawer but I did not want to deal with covering the nail heads. Gorilla Glue Wood Glue is strong enough that no nails are needed. After the drawers were dry, I carried them upstairs by the faces and they didn't budge!!! *****
I painted the drawer faces with Behr Leapfrog (satin) and distressed the edges. I then followed up with Minwax Red Mahogany Stain and wiped off the excess.
***Ana also suggests using 18" undermount drawer slides but I just placed the drawers in the bases without them. I did not want to fuss with getting them lined up. I'm sure it would be nice to have them but I have no complaints:)***
Now for the hardware!!!
Because the face of the drawer is attached to the front of the drawer I needed a cabinet screw long enough to reach through 1.5" of MDF. The screws that come with the knobs are not long enough so I used this "thingy" to solve my problem!
It carved out layers of the MDF so that a standard screw would fit! And it makes such a clean hole!
I found these cute knobs at Lowe's!
Screwed them in and that was it!
I'm so excited to have this done and in my gameroom! I still have several ideas up my sleeve for this piece that I can't wait to get started on and of course share with you all!
Go check out the great vintage bling over at Lisa Leanoard Designs!