Modular Interlocking Drawers is a set of small-, medium-, and large-sized drawers and drawer modules that can be joined together to create the exact custom drawer array you need.
This is a complete ground-up re-imagining of the wonderfully creative Modular Drawers 2.0 designed by O3D. I don't know if my design should technically be considered a remix since it's completely rebuilt from scratch, but I do know that it likely wouldn't exist without O3D's inspiration. Either way I think credit and kudos are due!
Drawer Modules come in three sizes and are held together using removable Locking Clips. The Small Interlocking Modules are exactly 1/2 the size of the Large Interlocking Modules, so the locking slots align perfectly and two small modules can be directly secured to one side of one large module. The Medium Interlocking Module, being 1/3 the size of a large module, has locking slots that may not always align perfectly with a neighbor. However, using a second Medium Interlocking Module will bring the slots back into alignment. (Check out the Modular Parts Drawers (assembled view)).
Drawers come in three sizes as listed below. Each drawer has an optional divider that can split the drawer into two sections for additional versatility. Each drawer also sports a label holder that can hold a paper/cardstock label for box identification. Drawers/modules are designed to prevent a drawer from accidentally sliding all of the way out of a module.
Approximate drawer inside dimensions (L x W x H):
- 111mm x 84mm x 82mm -- large
- 111mm x 59mm x 58mm -- medium
- 111mm x 34mm x 35mm -- small
- There should be no need to scale these objects. Printed at 100%, the drawers should have ~1mm clearance and fit/slide easily within the modules.
- Infill is your choice, of course, but 15% works well for me.
- I print these at a lower resolution (.3mm layer heights), which suits me just fine. But it should also print fine at the resolution of your choice. I designed the locking clips to be tolerant of some variation and not be so loose that they'll inadvertently fall out.
Draw Handle assembly
I designed the Drawer Handle to be attached to the Drawer using an M3 screw that is between 5 and 15mm long. (M3 screws are very commonly found in computers and I happen to have a ton of them on hand.) It should self-tap into the plastic and tighten very snugly. Of course, try not to over-tighten the screw and strip the plastic threads. Use your own judgement. If you fail, you can always glue it!
There are two different locking clips for joining the Drawer Modules. Using only the long locking clips is best, but they obviously take more plastic and longer to print. Using only the short clips is faster, but not sufficient to secure the modules to each other. A good compromise is to use both the long and short clips in strategic locations. Use your own judgement.