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Old 11-07-2017, 07:52 PM  
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That board you had in the picture-- is that just a scrap of wood? How closely does it match the rest of the vanity? In the picture it looks very close, so I think just using that for a face and front trim might work. But then, computers don't always show color accuracy very well.


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Best bet for matching door is finding off the shelf doors at HD that fit and change them out.


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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
Okay I get how to make the drawer box, but then doesn't it have to slide in and out of something?

Is this basically a rectangular cube with an open face? Roughly 20" deep, 24" wide, and 5-6" tall? With drawer slides attached to the inside bottom face.
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I would build it 4 sided and add a face to it later. A couple screws from the inside.

Yes you would have to build a two sided box to put it in attach to the old gable and some how attach to the underside of the counter. The crap that is made out of is not great for holding screws because you are really limited on the length of screw. !/2" max or you poke thru the top. And that is why I said it will be better to build another gable and make 3 draws. I don't like building failures.
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I would build it 4 sided and add a face to it later. A couple screws from the inside.

Yes you would have to build a two sided box to put it in attach to the old gable and some how attach to the underside of the counter. The crap that is made out of is not great for holding screws because you are really limited on the length of screw. !/2" max or you poke thru the top. And that is why I said it will be better to build another gable and make 3 draws. I don't like building failures.
I see what you're saying. I wish I wanted or needed 3 drawers, but I only need one.

I know what I'll try. It's hard to describe, but I'll try to describe.

I'll take possibly a 1"x4" that is 20" long and use that to secure the right panel of the new drawer. This 1"x4" will be screwed into the countertop with MANY short screws. The 4" face will face the bottom of the countertop. The right end panel will then be attached via screw to this 1"x4". Get it?
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I see what you're saying. I wish I wanted or needed 3 drawers, but I only need one.

I know what I'll try. It's hard to describe, but I'll try to describe.

I'll take possibly a 1"x4" that is 20" long and use that to secure the right panel of the new drawer. This 1"x4" will be screwed into the countertop with MANY short screws. The 4" face will face the bottom of the countertop. The right end panel will then be attached via screw to this 1"x4". Get it?
Draw glides go low on the side of the draw or at the bottom of the draw. so you need a side on the right hand side. If you hang it from your 1x4 it will still not take any abuse.
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You might put in a piece like this and get some support from the back wall too.
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Draw glides go low on the side of the draw or at the bottom of the draw. so you need a side on the right hand side. If you hang it from your 1x4 it will still not take any abuse.
Then I'll get two 1x4's if that's not strong enough.

Either way, I first have to build the drawer before I worry about how to hang it.

Starting with the drawer box. (Or whatever they call the thing the drawer goes in and out of.)

I did all the measurements, but Home Depot is closed at the moment.

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You might put in a piece like this and get some support from the back wall too.
Yea that might work. There's already a 1x2 on the back wall.

But first I have to build the drawer box. This might be another week before I get started.
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Then I'll get two 1x4's if that's not strong enough.

Either way, I first have to build the drawer before I worry about how to hang it.

Starting with the drawer box. (Or whatever they call the thing the drawer goes in and out of.

I did all the measurements, but Home Depot is closed at the moment.
Drawer guides,glides, slides or hardware.

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/cat...er-slides.html


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