Monday, January 9, 2012

Kitchen Renovation: How to Make a Secret Toekick Drawer

Looking for the tutorial on making a secret toekick drawer?  We've moved the blog over to Tikkido.com!  Find the full tutorial and all the pictures over there.



27 comments:

  1. Mighty proud of you, too!! ((Ripping wood scares me!))

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  2. I loved ur posts and wat information that u issued is really very usefull for us .. thanks...............

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  3. This is fantastic! would be the perfect drawer for lids!
    Is there a pic somewhere of what it looks like finished with the drawerclosed? Does it look odd to have one very small drawer on one cabinet (or maybe you added to multiple cabinets?)

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    1. The top photo is the finished product with the drawer closed. You can't detect at all that the toe kick is in fact a very small drawer.

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  4. This would be a great idea for hiding valubles under a Master Bath vanity. Whatcha think?

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  5. It is really important that my wife never see this. It would cut seriously into my play time.

    Actually, this is great. Besides the obvious extra storage, it is a better place in a lot of ways than a hidden safe, since no one will ever think to look there unless they yank the draw above it out totally.

    Thanks! (I think.)

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  6. They would NOT see it even if they yanked the drawer above it out. That drawer has a solid bottom underneath it that is part of the cabinet. See picture 3 and 4?

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  8. This is such a great idea and I'm going to get my husband to install these when we have our kitchen redone in a few weeks time. I have a question though...for a 30 inch cabinet, could you use a 30 in drawer instead of a 24 inch one? In your case, the drawer would have a width of 28 1/4 inches and your cabinet has an interior width of 28 1/2 so there would need to be some sort of support of about 1/8 on either side. Is there something I am missing? It would give an extra 6 inches of drawer width which would be awesome.

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  9. Great idea! It is definitely easier when done on new cabinets. If I had to do this on existing cabinets I would explore first to see if I could easily pull the toe-kicks off. If I were not able to remove them I would drill hole in the toe-kick, then look around with a flash light at the structure. Depending on how they were constructed you could add the hidden drawer. You might have provide some new finished toe-kick material. To maximize the space you could also make your own drawers for custom sizing or order drawers made to fit. I discuss measuring for and how to make drawers on my site http://www.mywoodworkingtutor.com

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  10. These are brilliant! What did you use to attach the thin toekick board to the drawer front? screws? I know that the plythe is not very thick, and wouldn't want a screw popping out. I'm redoing a kitchen and I totally want one of these in there :)

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  11. Very useful guide. Toekick drawer is an excellent furniture addition.
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  12. Good job on improvising a toe kick drawer. I like how you simplified the steps so that anyone, even a child, can do it. Another thing, it would be a good idea to remove the handle of the drawer. This way, you can keep valuable kitchen tools secured from your kids and visitors.

    Lara Bathurst

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  13. Better info on your blog than what I have seen so far elsewhere. Thanks for sharing and... Keep up the good work. I know from experience it's not always easy! :-).

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  14. It’s a good idea to remove the handle of the drawer, Lara. It would totally be the right place to hide all your sharp kitchen utensils and some of your important things as well.

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  15. Great work done with creative ideas. It prove useful for all those who are planning to rennovate. looking wonderful.

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  17. I'm thinking that you could add the kind of gizmo (senior moment here) whereby the drawer or door opens when you press it. Wouldn't that work here instead of a handle, then it would REALLY be a 'secret drawer'. If you're a woman, then I commend you for knowing how and figuring out how, what and where to do things. You go girl!!

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  18. Very nice post, thanks for sharing the information. Keep up the good work.

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  19. AWESOME!!! I MUST have these in my new kitchen. I am so happy that you were willing to share everything and with pictures too!! I can't thank you enough :)

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  20. this is freakin stealth, the awesomest thing i've seen online this week, definitely bookmarking worthy to make use of when the time comes... thank you so much for sharing

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