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Offline paredown

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Shop Made Systainer vertical drawer spacing?
« on: June 02, 2021, 07:29 PM »
First post--since I was gifted some Festools and wanted to get them put away.

I'm doing narrow cabinets with the Systainers short side out (Salvaged some offcuts that will give me 17" deep cabinets and ~20" counters). Simple 3/4 birch drawers, routed to fit the feet on full extension slides.

One set will be 4 sys 2s -- so that will be the fullest one with three drawers. The others will have two drawers.

I've got a tentative layout with 3/8 spacing between the top of a container, and bottom of drawer above it. Does this sound reasonable?
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Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Shop Made Systainer vertical drawer spacing?
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2021, 07:36 PM »
 Welcome to the forum!  [smile]


This doesn't answer your question. But I went endwise on mine too. Made better use of the available space. I just did adjustable shelves to make it quick and easy.

                  


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Re: Shop Made Systainer vertical drawer spacing?
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2021, 07:44 PM »
I admired yours when I was looking at examples, and went back and forth on the two per shelf/one per shelf. shelves or drawers. I finally settled on one per pull-out, and hopefully I can grab tools out with the lid open.

Yours looks pretty great--mine will be a little more primitive...

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Re: Shop Made Systainer vertical drawer spacing?
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2021, 07:54 PM »
I admired yours when I was looking at examples, and went back and forth on the two per shelf/one per shelf. shelves or drawers. I finally settled on one per pull-out, and hopefully I can grab tools out with the lid open.

Yours looks pretty great--mine will be a little more primitive...

I think mine is primitive compared to most that I see on FOG.  I built five shelf units and put them together on top of my miter saw station bench. They would have been too high to leave on drawers and get tools out of. Plus I wouldn't have been able to lift the upper ones off / out of drawer style pullouts very easily.

Though I have double thick vertical dividers, I also don't lose any space for slides or drawer sides. The hand cut outs allow grabbing the systainer without wasting space between the shelves. 

Seth