The design is pretty simple. Two panels with drawer runners are pressed against the posts on either side by spreader bars, these panels are attached to the shelf underneath, and this is all connected to the main frame so that when you open the drawers they don't overbalance.
It's designed to be disassembled so it can be transported easily by one person. I think I have it sorted, I'd do certain parts differently if I did it again, but this does the job and was fun to make.
I still have to put the handles on the front and dress it up a bit, but that's a job that can be done later on,
but for now I have about 11 cubic feet of drawer space to play with.
|The assembled drawers|
|The frame with the drawers removed|
|Left side supporting panel with drawer runners and spreader bars fitted|
|The routed channel the spreader bars fit into|
|M3 threaded rod with lock nuts on either end hold the spreader bars in place|
|The middle drawer clearing the spreader bars|
|Steel angle bolted to the underside of the shelf locks the frame in place|