Sock and Underwear Drawer

One thing that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time is make more things. To that end, when my family needed a new set of containers to hold socks and underwear and the like, I designed one!

It has been a long time since I’ve used CAD programs, but it’s all starting to come back to me.

It’s actually two seperate halves (helps a bit with the weight) and could be stacked, although we have them side by side.


I did fall back to SketchUp 2017. I don’t really want a web based program for everything, although that seems to be more and more the way. Plus, the 2017 version has a free (for non-commercial use) version with extensions!

My goal for this was to make it entirely out of one thickness of MDF (I settled on 34”, which made it heavy). I started by laying out the sides with their angled edges and then put a backing board on it. The hardest part was the front angled piece (just below the actual front piece), which should actually be thinner than 34”. But it worked out well enough.

I think that my favorite part of SketchUp was that it can generate a cutlist (with an extension, that’s why I used the 2017 version)!

Pretty cool.

I’m going to do more of this!