Desk Drawer Modular


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Drawer v3,  220x160x42mm
Drawer v3, 220x160x42mm
Designer
P1S, P1P, X1, X1 Carbon, X1E, A113.6 h
4.9
Drawer v3, 160x100x42mm
Drawer v3, 160x100x42mm
Designer
P1S, P1P, X1, X1 Carbon, X1E, A18.1 h
4.9
Drawer v3, 100x140x32mm
Drawer v3, 100x140x32mm
Designer
P1S, P1P, X1, X1 Carbon, X1E, A16.6 h
4.9
Handle, All versions
Handle, All versions
Designer
P1S, P1P, X1, X1 Carbon, X1E, A115 min
5.0
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Description

Please refer to the description for print times and filament requirements. The available build plates include all components for both upper and under desk variations in each size. You have the flexibility to print only what suits your needs.

Modular Desk Drawer with Fusion 360 Source Files.

Whether you prefer a hassle-free printing experience or enjoy tinkering with customization, this desk drawer provides both options. Utilize the available print profiles for specific sizes or dive into the Fusion 360 file to explore a range of customizable parameters. The model is intelligently designed, automatically calculating and evenly spacing the pattern on the front. Say goodbye to manual adjustments – simply define the basic parameters and witness the magic of automated calculations! 😊

Introduction

Facing desk clutter and a lack of space, I sought a solution beyond traditional boxes. Constantly shuffling items between surfaces became tiresome, prompting me to design a drawer that blends seamlessly with my workspace.

 

Seeking simplicity and functionality, I aimed for a design that integrates smoothly with my surroundings. As a programmer, gamer, and hobbyist, I spend countless hours at my desk, so creating an environment that fosters productivity and minimizes stress was paramount.

 

Drawing on community feedback, I refined the model to meet practical needs, resulting in features like stackability, pull-out protection, on-desk usage, and optional handles. Although delicate, these enhancements elevate usability and aesthetics.

 

I invite you to share your thoughts and contribute ideas for improvement.
Your feedback is invaluable in shaping future iterations.

Description

The choice is yours: utilize it as a desk drawer or mount it beneath your desk for additional surface area. Engineered for seamless operation, the drawers feature rounded corners and rails to minimize surface drag resistance, ensuring smooth functionality. Built-in pull-out protection prevents accidental drawer removal, safeguarding your belongings from falling. If needed, the drawers can still be easily removed. With ample surface area, tape can be used for mounting; alternatively, angled boreholes allow for secure screwing underneath your desk for added stability. Two case options are available: one offers a sleek appearance even from the sides, while the other facilitates stacking and connecting multiple units using connectors for enhanced rigidity. Finally, a base and top cover complete the look, transforming it into an on-desk drawer and concealing any holes as desired.

Under Desk Drawer Mode

Upper Desk Drawer Mode

Demo v1

This demo showcases the behavior of the initial iteration. While the video needs to be updated, it offers a glimpse into the capabilities of the Fusion 360 sources.

Customizable Parameters:

  • Height
  • Width
  • Length
  • Wall

Printing

Printing this model is simple; there are no special requirements. Minimal support is provided for the large holes underneath the case, which can be disabled if desired, though it enhances their appearance and makes them easy to remove. Additionally, there is minimal support for the pull-out clamps on the drawer, which are essential; removing them would result in printing in mid-air.

Print Times & Filament

Under Desk Drawer

Variant
100x140x32 mm~3.2 h
~136g Filament
160x100x42 mm~4.1 h
~182 g Filament
220x160x42 mm~7h
~346 g Filament

1x Drawer, 1x Holder Plain

Upper Desk Drawer

Variant
100x140x32 mm~9h
~349g Filament
160x100x42 mm~11h
~443g Filament
220x160x42 mm~17h
~816g Filament

2x Drawer, 2x Handle, 2x Holder Stackable, 4x Connectors, 1x Base, 1x Top

Installation

Under Desk Drawer

Secure this under-desk drawer to your table's underside using Countersunk screws (refer to recommendations). Ensure the screws sit flush for optimal stability. For a smooth installation, consider predrilling holes before mounting. Enjoy a sturdy and functional addition to your workspace! Alternatively, use tape for a hassle-free attachment— the ample surface area makes it suitable.


 

Check Screw Recommendations / Tape Recommendations.

 

Partslist Example

  • 1 Drawer
  • 1 Holder Plain
  • 4 Screws / Strong Double Sided Tape

Upper Desk Drawer:


Partslist Example:

  • 1 Base
  • 1 Top
  • 2 Drawer
  • 2 Holder Stacking
  • 2 Handles
  • 4 Connectors

Add the connectors into the holes on the holder. They are press-fit, so you need to apply some force. After you insert them on one side hold them together and repeat the stop on the opposite side.

You can then simply put them onto the base, and add the top.


Please note: The base and top only COVER the holes, there is no direct connection. The covers are very small and brittle. Once added nothing will happen to them. If you want a forced connection I recommend gluing them onto the Holders.

 

Optional Handle:

Apply firm and even pressure to the handle, pressing it into the grip area. The layer lines on the handle create a tight and secure fit. Use controlled force to avoid any damage to the handle or the drawer. If you desire additional stability, you can optionally apply some glue around the base of the handle. Ensure the glue is evenly distributed for a secure bond. If you haven't used glue and need to remove or replace the handle, gently wiggle it out of the grip area.

Screw Recommendations:

With the lowered back, there's increased flexibility for screws that aren't perfectly flat. The cutout is designed for 8mm diameter screws, accommodating 4x something mm screws snugly. While 3.5x and 3mm will work, the latter leans towards the flimsy side.

Tape Recommendations:

When taping it to the underside of your desk, invest in quality tape designed for this purpose. I recommend 3M VHB 4611; a small amount goes a long way. Choose your placement wisely because once it adheres, it stays securely in place.

Timelapse v1

This video is still showing a timelapse of the first iteration.

 

I hope you enjoy the design, please leave a comment/rating if you enjoy it or share your feedback!

 

Updates

For updates, all original STL files, the Fusion 360 file, and my print profiles will be refreshed. Before printing, please ensure the accuracy of the profiles not provided by me.

28.01.2024 - Release v3

I want to express my gratitude to everyone who provided feedback on the model. Consolidating all the input, it took some time, but as I continue to learn CAD and Fusion 360, and with around four months of 3D printing experience, I'm pleased to share an improved model. Despite the increased print time and filament usage, the updated version is now significantly sturdier and more reliable, enhancing the overall feel when using the drawer. 😊

 

I'm actively updating the description to reflect these changes. However, I wanted to release the model files promptly to address the layer adhesion problem that some users encountered. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 

  • Height Adjustment
    You may observe a 2mm height increase – no worries, existing drawers remain compatible. The added height accommodates the new holder design, providing a snug fit around the drawer.
  • Holder Upgrade
    The holder is now enclosed, resolving previous layer adhesion issues. Print vertically for enhanced stability and rigidity. Bonus: Easily install with double-sided tape.
  • Holder Variants
    Responding to user requests, two holder variants are available. Choose between a sleek variant for mounting below the desk or a stackable version with connectors.
  • Pull-Out Protection
    Introducing a "pull-out" protection feature. While you can still pull it out, you'll experience minimal resistance. The strategically placed stopper ensures enough drawer remains in the holder.
  • Additional Features
    Added a Top Cover for desk drawer use.
    Included a Base for elevating the drawer.

Enjoy the enhanced functionality and versatility of the updated release! Feel free to reach out with any questions or feedback.

27.01.2024

  • Added an optional Handle

21.01.2024 - Release v2

Based on Feedback the models were slightly adjusted. These improvements are compatible with previous printed parts. That means you can replace the mount or the drawer and keep the other one.

  1. I get that it´s tough to have the right screws at hand. The back of the drawer was lowered by 3mm to allow screws not to sit 100% flat flush and have a bit more room.
  2. The back of the mount is now reinforced. It is now a little bit taller than before and has cross struts on both sides to make the mount more rigid.
  3. I increased the walls to 3 and the bottom layers to 5, this will make a more solid infill and also increase the rigidity.

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Looks perfectly matched with whole desk, poligrafen pla graphene filament.
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Looks really perfect 😍.
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Replying to @benjaminkott :
Can I suggest 1 thing? it would be awesome to add some small latches first to block off falling off and second that would "click on" when fully pushed. there is quite huge area on the bottom that would be perfect for such mechanism. It could be even small bumps added on the side of walls so it would make more friction between walls. Other than that, I really adore that amazing desing ! Would buy it if I would see it in shop
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Replying to @BrainsCollector :
I already thought about it during the design, but unsure how to add it. I`ll keep it in mind and think about a good solution for this.
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0.6mm nozzle, 0.3mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
thank you. very useful model
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Looks like have increased the mounting areas, are you planning to tape it?
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yes i did modified it a bit to use double sided tape
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Replying to @cyberjo50 :
ill keep that in mind and increase the surface areas in the next update.
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Drawer v3, 220x160x42mm
Printed well, love the idea, a couple things i would change, is lower the back wall of the drawer slightly so it doesnt catch the screw heads, and add more of a back on the slides section to make it more rigid.
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THX a lot for the feedback, will look into your feedback tomorrow!
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Replying to @benjaminkott :
@T3rryX thy for your suggestions, I´ve updated the models to adapt to your feedback.
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Replying to @benjaminkott :
Thank you, i appreciate your responsiveness
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Wonderful object. I already use it under and above the table. I would have a crate. The pattern on the front of the drawer requires supports. That takes a lot of time. You could perhaps make the pattern vertical, then it would do without supports.
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Hey! Yes, the front pattern takes a lot of time - but it requires no support. Everything is angled at 45° and the upper part can be bridged easily since it´s a very small bridge. I´ve played around with making the pattern print faster, but it its only possible if you have a negative pattern on the opposite side that would also require the surface areas bigger. The vertical pattern would have a different aesthetic so I tend not to change it.
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Replying to @benjaminkott :
Yes, that's ok. It looks really great. My slicer (BambuStudio) installs supports on the P1S here. Changing the filament takes time, but I have time.
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Replying to @bergjet :
Ahh! Yes, there is support but not for the front, only for the side clips and some holes in the drawer. I suggest not changing the filament, and just using the material you have. The slots will pop out easily! I´ve added screenshots of suggested support. You don't need material changes for them. If you have more support than these, please check against my profile and adjust your settings.
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printed more for small parts storage in my garage, thanks for the stacking system, works great. Will likely do a couple more stacks. Gonna print different coloured handles and put labels on them for easy identification.
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Glad that it fits your needs! Quite a tower 😊!
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Replying to @benjaminkott :
i actually had a thought, and i have now printed the base and cap plates 4x wider to make a 4x6 stack, gonna take some time to print :D
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Replying to @T3rryX :
😅 Keep the printer busy, just remember your loved ones to keep their fingers somewhere else 🤣 https://makerworld.com/en/models/70858
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@benjaminkott, I don't have the enough superlatives for your underdesk design. It's remarkable, truly. My toddler put it through rigorous testing today, pulling and pushing the drawers morning and afternoon and it held up wonderfully. It's not only toddler-proof, and toddler-safe since it doesn't just fall out anymore, but also adds a great deal of storage and organisation to my garage. I'm looking forward to extending this setup to other desks in the house. This has become one of my favourite 3D printing projects. Observing your interaction with the community and your iterative design improvements has been both insightful and motivating. It's pushed me to start learning Fusion360, hoping to someday create something even fractionally as impactful as your work. I have a small piece of feedback regarding the handle inserts. They seem quite snug, requiring a bit of effort (I used a mallet!) to fit them into place. This might be related to the specific filament I used, Bambu PLA-CF (pain-in-the-butt), but I was wondering if this tight fit was intentional or it's just me. In retrospect, a test print before committing to the full batch would have been wise! Anyway, it's nothing I can't fix with some scaling (probably -1/%) adjustments in the slicer. A variant I'd love to see is the incorporation of fine mesh or honeycomb patterns on parts of the drawer sides or bottom. This doesn't necessitate the entire side being designed this way; rather, strategic sections could offer this patterning, allowing solid areas to remain while providing ventilation and a means for dust and debris to escape. Such a design could enhance the practicality and aesthetic of the drawers even further. Thank you for your incredible effort and the dedication you've shown through your work. And for Fusion360 files and making it parametric. I printed the drawers and holders and handle inserts in different colours to help preserve my filament supply. The drawer and holder were scaled up in Fusion360 to 250Wx150Dx70H (2mm wall). The latest enclosed holder design doesn't flex as much as the previous semi-open version at this extreme width, so thank you very much for that! And please excuse the clutter visible in my garage photos :) Holder: eSun PLA+ Black Drawer: eSun PLA+ Grey Handles: Bambu PLA-CF Red Plate: Textured PEI PS: It's so silly that ratings are only for profiles printed, otherwise I would have given you 5 stars easily :(
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Woah, a lot to unpack here. Thx a lot for your warm words, it feels like the effort was worth it! I am now ~ 4 Months into Fusion 360, CAD, and 3D Printing - all the feedback I get is appreciated. Again thx a lot! I got into 3D printing because the things I needed did not exist or did not suit my needs. I am an open-source developer working for a content management system. Everything we do is open source and we believe we can inspire people to share their knowledge. I learned a lot from people putting effort into explaining stuff on YouTube. This is my way to give back to the community that taught me so much. I am really glad that this is appreciated if someone learned something or can see how I solve problems in Fusion 360, and improve their work. Mission accomplished. Regarding the handles, I tried to iterate and let people reuse parts they already had printed. When I noticed that I made a huge mistake with the initial design of the holder... (layer adhesion). I tried to save everything people already have and incorporate the feedback I got - stackable, on-desk usage, pull protection. So I decided to keep what people liked, the clean design and almost invisible frame, and made this a corner store. I needed to find a solution to allow handles without changing the original design, so people can reuse their drawers, they only compromise the pull-out protection and the rounded corners on the back of the drawer that make it a bit easier to use because it will not get stuck on the hard corner. With all that in mind, I decided to go press fit, you need some force to get them in, but they will usually hold without any glue, so people can exchange them if they change their minds. You can get them out again, exchange them, and they still hold without glue. When designing this from scratch I probably would go for some snapping but I am currently pleased with the solution. Regarding the ratings, and points. Sharing the Source Files and telling everyone to customize everything is probably not the best idea if you are trying to get ratings or points 😅. But I still think it´s worth it. I read that downloads and prints are counted and ratings are possible if you exchange the step files in the original 3mf profiles, but I guess that's cheating - so don't do it! Regarding Patterns, I don't like the honeycomb pattern looks. It always reminds me of cheap 3D prints, not a premium product. I thought about changing the structure to a more open, filament-saving version, maybe a faster printable version. But it requires more testing, not wanna have them fail again the durability test. As mentioned I am not a professionally trained product designer, so I am not sure what will work and need to play around with it. Probably when my wife does not notice that I am printing drawers again. For the dust debris stuff, I need to read this up to understand where it´s coming from and what smart people suggest for that ^^. P.S: The color combination looks nice 😊.
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Great looking design ! I've added a little stopper to one side of the drawer/holder. Thank you! Great design file also!
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I saw your new version. I took out my profile with the stopper. Great work ! Thank you ! I will try the new model tomorrow :)
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Replying to @FlorinV :
Thx, a lot for filling the gap while I was working on it! It was a useful addition I wanted to make, but overall it took longer than expected to get everything right. I appreciate any input and feedback!
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Drawer v3, 220x160x42mm
Buen diseño, buen acabado. Lo mejor que es parametizable. Enhorabuena por el trabajo realizado.
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Looks stunning in Marble 😍
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Very cool design, thanks for sharing it! I removed the pattern to keep it minimal, printed with white PLA matte
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Without the pattern it matches perfectly your desk plate 😍
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I had only done some 2D CAD design previously. After seeing your drawer design, I created an account with Autodesk, downloaded and installed Fusion 360, looked up on youtube how to change parameters and export stl, imported the stl one after another onto multiple plates in Bambu Studio, made sure I have correct settings referencing your 3mf file in another Bambu Studio window, sent one plate at a time to my X1C, and 18 hours later, I have a set of little drawers that are custom fit next to the keyboard tray under my desk. All parts printed out perfectly. Thank you so much for designing and sharing this with us here. Much appreciated. p.s. dimensions: Width: 135mm depth: 200mm height: 42mm
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Sounds and Looks Great! Thx for sharing your experience! Your case is a perfect example of why such models need to be customizable. I´ve seen more people doing this on MakerWorld and providing the resources to do so. That´s the true value of 3D Printing. Love it! TIP: Export "step" files instead of "stl" - The export is instant 😅
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