4 Drawer Storage Cube

This 4 drawer storage cube is approximately 3-3/4" x 3-3/4" x 2" with each drawer being approximately 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" x 1-3/4".  There are two drawers in the front and two drawers in the back.  The file comes with four base boxes, four drawer boxes, four slotted mats, two large squares for the top and bottom covers, and two side panels.  The file is layered so be sure to separate out the pieces before cutting.  The file is compatible with both the 8x12 and 12x12 mats and this project can be made larger or smaller depending on your needs!  These can be used horizontally or vertically and can be stacked when creating multiples!  
Here is the tutorial:
BEFORE YOU BEGIN, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU UNGROUP THE CUT FILE AND SEPERATE OUT THE PIECES. The file comes with four base boxes, four drawer boxes, four slotted mats, two large squares for the top and bottom covers, and two side panels. 

1. Cut out the boxes (you will need four larger and four smaller (these have the ribbon slots).  Place adhesive on the two tabs on each box (shown with white adhesive tape in photo) and then adhere the drawer mat, lining up the slots.  Fold on the score lines.
2. Flip the pieces over and put adhesive on the two flaps shown on each piece.
3. Starting with the large (the base), adhere the box sides to the tabs to form the box shape.
4. Remove the adhesive and fold the two flaps in, this helps keep the box sturdy.
5. Next, grab the drawer piece.  Adhere the back two tabs to the box sides. Not the front side yet!
6. Push your ribbon through the slots carefully as you do not want to break the cardstock between the two. I used 2-1/2" x 5/8" for each drawer and then trimmed a little off after pulling through.  Once you have your ribbon in, form a loop about 1/2" in size for the pull.
7. Your box should look like this now.
8. Adhere the ribbon down (trim if needed) to the box.
9. Adhere the box sides to the tabs and then adhere the flap in as we did with the other piece.
10. Your boxes should look like this image now!
11-12. Insert your drawer into the box.

13. Repeat the above steps until you have four sets.
14. Next we will need to adhere the boxes together.  I do this in two sets.  Place adhesive on the side of one box.
15. Remove your drawers and adhere the two peices together, centering.
16. Repeat for the other two boxes.
17. Place adhesive on the back side of one of the sets.
18. Adhere the sets together so you have two boxes on one side and two on the opposite side.
19. Cut your large square covers and place adhesive on one side of each.
20. Adhere one to the bottom and one to the top.
21. Your project should look like this now.
22. Cut your side panels and place adhesive on the backs of one side of each.
23. Adhere the side panels in place.

You can cut multiples to create large storage units as well!  The sample below shows three sets stacked horizontal (top image) to provide 12 drawers and the bottom image shows 4 units stacked vertically to provide 16 drawers!



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