How To Make A Storage Drawer From Milk Jugs

How To Make A Storage Drawer From Milk Jugs | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Are your workbench drawers too shallow? If you’re like my husband, you’re constantly complaining that the workbench drawers, just don’t hold enough. I came across this amazing video from DENDEN TV that shows you how to make a desk drawer out of milk jugs and wood. Turns out, this DIY was just what my husband needed to optimize his desk storage without buying a completely new workbench.


Materials Needed For This DIY:

  • 3 Empty Milk Jugs
  • Wood
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • Scissors or Box Cutter
  • Saw
  • Sand Paper or Hand Sander
  • Wood Stain (optional)
  • Drawer Handle


Step One

Cut the bottoms off of your jugs using a box cutter or scissors. Then using clips, attach all three and drill holes in them to connect them. You could use screws, brass reeds, zip ties, to even just use some hot glue. If using hot glue, it likely won’t be as sturdy.

Step Two

Build the wood frame for the jugs. Cut your wood into a rectangular shape frame that fits around the three cartons. Before you attach the wood to the cartons, mark the places you want holes. Make sure the wood fits snugly around the cartons, then drill the holes in the wood to attach pieces.

Milk Jug Attachment - DIY Desk Drawer

Image by. DENDEN TV via YouTube video.

Step Three

Sand down the wood frame you created using your sandpaper or electric hand sander. Once the wood is smooth, you can apply the wood stain and seal it.

Step Four

Attach the wood frame to the cartons using screws. You can also attach your handle to the front of the drawer in this step.

Step Five

Create your drawer mounts out of wood as well.

Desk Drawer Mount - Milk Jug Desk

Image by. DENDEN TV via YouTube video.


Step Six

Mount the drawer holders to whatever surface you’ve chosen. And just like that, you have a desk drawer with deep storage.

DIY Storage Drawer From Milk Jugs

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