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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Clamps
    • Miter saw
    • Air compressor
    • Air hose
    • Brad nail gun
    • Cordless drill
    • Tape measure
    • 4-in-1 screwdriver
    • Drill bit set
    • Framing square
    • Reciprocating saw
    • Safety glasses
    • Self-centering drill bit
    • Paintbrush
    • Table saw

You can use a keyhole saw instead of a reciprocating saw and a circular saw instead of a table saw.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • One 4' x 8' sheet of 1/4“ birch plywood
    • One 2' x 4' sheet of 1/2“ birch plywood
    • 12' of 1x4 pine
    • 6' of 1x6 maple
    • 3 pairs of drawer slides
    • Drawer pulls
    • wood glue
    • stain
    • polyurethane
    • 1-1/4“ brads or nails, 1“ and 1-5/8“ screws.

Here's what we used to build drawers to fit under three 24-in.-wide cabinets. Your quantities may differ.


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