New life for old drawers

Transform old drawers into stylish wall units

Old unwanted drawers are perfect for creative upcycling projects, so there’s no need to throw them out! Here, we show you how to fashion a smart shelf unit from old drawers. You could use it in your home office, whether for magazines or for keeping important documents close at hand. The edding carpenter pen is an essential addition to any toolbox  - exactly what you need when putting up shelves. The pen's extra-long metal tip makes it easy to mark drill holes, even in those hard-to-reach places.

Upcycling & DIY hacks
Special solutions
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Products and materials

Other materials

  • Old drawers
  • Thick elastic band
  • Drill plus suitable drill bits
  • Folding ruler
  • Rawlplugs and matching screws (2 per shelf)

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