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Old 11-04-2017, 07:40 PM  
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I can't seem to find anyone who sells individual drawers. Can I add one here to the right of the cabinet?


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Yes. You can add one there. Rev-A-Shelf sells drawers. Or, if you're handy, you can make your own. You basically just make a box, put on a face, and put gliders on the side (or grooves that will fit over those wood strips and slide).

You can do dovetails for drawer joints if you want to make them sturdier. My father had to make quite a few drawers when he built cabinets years ago and also when we built his desk. Just get some tools to make sure the drawers are square and it's really not that difficult.

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What's the plan. full width the drawer will run into the door. Ant thing less and we have to figure how the hang it.
Do you think you have the skills and tools to copy the end panel of that cupboard. After that 3 draws would be easy.
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For a completely prefab drawer, here is one from Lowe's. You could probably remove the front panel and add a wooden panel to allow you to paint it to match.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-29-5...rawer/50227195

Unless you really want to retain the open space below, why not install a paintable base cabinet in the space? You can get drawer units at the local home center, or look at a Habitat for Humanity Reuse Store for used cabinets.
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You can see if some of these will fit underneath the counter: https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...isFromSWD=true
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What's the plan. full width the drawer will run into the door. Ant thing less and we have to figure how the hang it.
Do you think you have the skills and tools to copy the end panel of that cupboard. After that 3 draws would be easy.
Full width was my first instinct too but then you'd only be able to open it so far before it smacks into the door (to the right in the photo). This means the door would have to be closed to open the drawer the whole way. That doesn't always happen in family life, so before long you'd have a dent or scuff in the door where the drawer is, and maybe a ding in the edge of the drawer face too.
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Full width was my first instinct too but then you'd only be able to open it so far before it smacks into the door (to the right in the photo). This means the door would have to be closed to open the drawer the whole way. That doesn't always happen in family life, so before long you'd have a dent or scuff in the door where the drawer is, and maybe a ding in the edge of the drawer face too.
Yeah you would put trhe gable away from the wall and blank the missing piece.
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What's the plan. full width the drawer will run into the door. Ant thing less and we have to figure how the hang it.
Do you think you have the skills and tools to copy the end panel of that cupboard. After that 3 draws would be easy.
I'm just gonna do a 2' wide drawer. The depth is about 21". I don't want a whole base cabinet, just a drawer.

The end panel is the right wall of the sink cabinet? I think the hardest (or impossible) part would be copying the color. The rest is just wood, right? Yes, I have the tools.

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For a completely prefab drawer, here is one from Lowe's. You could probably remove the front panel and add a wooden panel to allow you to paint it to match.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-29-5...rawer/50227195
That's an option, but I would rather stick to wood if possible.
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Most pre made draws will be 24" deep like for kitchen cupboard, in the bathroom 20" would be the deal.
So with that you would have to cut the draw and re install the back and buy new guides the right length.

With out a gable like the side of your cupboard you have to hang something from the underside of the top. That could be done but the material used for the counter top will pull apart real easy.
I thing you would be better to hone the skills and make the matching gable and build three draws.
A draw is noting more than 4 boards nail together with a peice of plywood nailed on the bottom. then you add a extra front to match. The with of a draw is 1" less than the opening. Rocket science


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