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I am a textile artist who loves to design fabric by painting, printing, stamping, and manipulating cloth.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Organization Sunday

     OK.  So I decided that I needed some motivation--both to blog and to get more organized--thus ORGANIZATION SUNDAY!!!  (We'll see how long it lasts).  Ever since constructing my desk using a hollow-core door from Home Depot, I have tried to figure out a way to install some kind of drawer under the space in front of my chair.  I simply couldn't find any undermount drawers for less than several hundred dollars (my whole 8x3 worktable cost less than $80).  Enter IKEA:  I stopped on my way back from Tucson last week and found this--for $10.99:

     You probably can't tell very well from the photo, but it is a metal sliding support for a computer keyboard that fastens to the underside of a flat surface. 
     And this for $4.99:

     It's kind of a felty, plastic drawer divider which should hold all of my various and sundry stuff, once attached to the hanging support (I hope).

     I made little marks on the underside of the "door" where I wanted the "drawer" to hang (you can see them if you look closely), then removed everything from my work table and flipped it upside-down.  I got out my trusty electric drill and laid out the template included with the "drawer."  Drilling into a hollow-core door is a bit tricky, and I had some trouble, but at last, the anchors were pounded in, and I was able to screw the whole thing into place!!!!. 

     I fastened the drawer liner onto the keyboard pad with double-stick carpet tape, and Yippee Skippy, it works perfectly!!!!!  Can you tell I'm a bit proud of my handiwork?  I'll have to be careful not to put anything too heavy in the drawer, or lean on it (as I am wont to do), but on the whole, this is exactly what I wanted--a place to store necessary stuff that took up too much room on my work surface.   

1 comment:

  1. Very cool job!!!! Organization is a beautiful thing, and Meanie Lenie would be proud.
    You need more followers!! Go post on other blogs too!!