From Dresser Drawers to Video Game Storage


As a mom of six kids I am always looking for great ways to organize their stuff, and tripping over video game guys, cases, and remotes is what kicked this project into high gear. I was tired of the mess and ready to find a solution. It also happened that my boys were tired of an old dresser that I had gotten for free off of craig's list, they wanted it gone, but instead of getting rid of it I took out the drawers and inspiration struck. These drawers were going to solve my problem!
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Here is the old dresser that I took 4 drawers from to make the cabinet.
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First I had to trim the excess off of the drawers, so I marked them and used my circular saw to cut it off.
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I glued and nailed the trimmed drawers together, and then added wood to the top and bottom so I could attach trim.
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I used a cedar board and cut shelves and drilled pocket holes for attaching them inside the drawers. After adding the trim and some doors I stained the whole thing and was done!
Now it can store all my kids video game guys and games and even movies! It is perfect!
It is only 7 1/2'' deep so it hardly takes up any space! The best part? I am no longer tripping over stuff!
For the full tutorial see my blog post!

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  • Cam8018499
    on Mar 25, 2017

    i love when people repurpose their junk to fabulous, that was cleaver, and sheik.
  • Dmotan
    on Jun 13, 2017

    Please attach to wall so it cannot tip over.
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