How To: Make a Sandwich Station from a Recycled Drawer

created at: 06/14/2011

Let’s begin with a logic experiment:

  1. I am not a morning person.
  2. I love drawers. In fact, it’s a borderline fetish.
  3. I am a mother.

How does 2 help me with 1 even though I am 3? Easy. I made a Drawer Sandwich Station.  My DSS helps me prepare sandwiches for my kids for school in no time.  Everything I need is spread before me, ready to be used, and in less than a minute I am done.    

created at: 06/03/2011

So why am I telling you this when school’s just ended for the year?   Because you'll have all summer to make this project and get some more sleep next year! Plus, folks gotta eat during the summer months, too.

created at: 06/03/2011

created at: 06/03/2011

Here’s how it’s done:

Materials and Tools

  • An old drawer
  • A wooden dowel
  • 3 packages of curtain rod holders
  • A piece of thin plywood
  • A drill with a 1 1/2" hole saw saw bit 
  • Nails
  • Paint and supplies
  • Sanding paper
  • Cork board (optional)

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1. Use nails to attach the curtain rod holders on both sides of the drawer. 

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2. Cut the wooden dowel to three parts.

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3. Drill three holes in the plywood, attach it to the drawer with small nails, and paint it all. Your exact measurements will vary upon the size of your drawer.This compartment becomes storage for your lunch packing supplies: baggies, rubber bands, etc.

created at: 06/03/2011

Michal Chitin Steiner is a DIYer and designer who believes that creativity, rather than a big budget, is the key to making a beautiful home. See more of her projects at Miki's Design.

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Ree on Sep 22, 2014:

So i take it you cut the wrap with scissors since it doesn't have a jagged to cut it with?

eliana on Sep 29, 2012:

 I loved the idea of ??reusing materials also like a hug please visit my blog.


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tnaftal on Aug 29, 2011:

This can be adapted to a gift wrap station as well using the longer rectangular drawers.

miki40 on Aug 03, 2011:

Thank you, Laurabo!

Laurabo on Jul 17, 2011:

Love this, such a novel idea.

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