Hardboard is a material offering many possibilities. It is sturdy and resistant.
It isolates. It has a smooth, matte surface that reveals the wood fibers it is made of.
You can find waste hardboard at no cost - from pallet inserts, for example.
Use hardboard that is smooth and in good condition. Make a pattern for the drawers.
Measure the width and height of the space the drawers will occupy, and subtract 1 cm (2/5 in) from each for the drawer size.
For the drawer height, measure the height of the space and subtract 2 cm (4/5 in).
In this example, the drawers are 25 cm (10 in) wide, 31 cm (1 ft) deep and 16 cm (6 1/3 in) tall.
Draw the drawer pieces on the hardboard with a pencil, and then cut using a heavy-duty utility knife.
Always handle and use knives carefully. Cut along the thick edge of the cutting ruler.
You will need to cut several times to slice through the entire thickness of the hardboard.
If the edges fray, even them with sharp scissors and smooth with sandpaper. Cut all out all the drawer pieces.
Along the edges forming the front of each drawer, punch holes using a long nail and a hammer.
Space the holes evenly, about 1 cm apart. To save time, you can stack several pieces and punch holes in them simultaneously.
Make another two holes in drawer fronts for a natural rope handle. If you prefer, you can screw in drawer knobs or pulls instead.
Join the drawer pieces together with some strong adhesive tape. Sew the front to the sides with mercerized cotton.
You can choose thread in a natural shade or a bright color to contrast with the hardboard - whatever suits your tastes!
Furniture instructions of coffee table,
or chest of drawers can be nicely modded using these recycled masonite drawers.