Upcycle Progress: Drawer

Design Process:

  1. Available Materials: due to the requirement of the assignment, my first concern was what materials do I have in my disposal that can be used. Since I have amazon prime and being lazy, I end up with a lot of shipping boxes.

2) Brainstorming: my biggest concern in this step was to come up with as many ideas as possible. However, the option to build something out of card boxed are endless. Thus, i have decided to do something that would be useful.

3) Objective of product: after coming up with multiple ideas, I have decided to do a drawer because  it was something I wanted to buy for my apartment and doing this project will save me money. So two birds with one stone.

4) CAD: I usually would sketch before modeling in CAD, but since the concept was simple, I have skipped it and started with CADing.

5) Drawings: Having a fully dimensioned drawing of each part.

6) Tools: I have yet to reach this step, which states what tools do I need to build my product.

7) Manufacturing: last step is to build the product.

Project Progress:

The reason why I have decided to do a drawer, was because I have a table next to my bed, which has many stuff on top of it and is getting very crowded. Thus, a drawer will use the wasted space beneath the table, and store any unnecessary thing in the drawers while still allocating space on top to be used as a table. I already have all the materials I need. I also have finished a CAD assembly of the drawer I am going to build.

Previous Post
Upcycle Progress: Board Game
Next Post
Upcycling Paper Towel Cardboard Tubes

3 Comments. Leave new

  • […] Upcycle Progress: Drawer […]

  • Conrad Trybus
    February 3, 2019 5:46 pm

    I am excited to see how it turns out. I bet it will be cool. What sorts of complications have you run into so far, and how do you think they will affect your design process?

  • Jared Campbell
    February 2, 2019 12:24 pm

    I like that your design is functional and serves a purpose. I am a little confused though on how you are going to make it. Are the drawers being made from the cardboard? If so, is this going to be sturdy enough to hold your possessions? This is a very interesting idea.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.