Right... been looking at drawer systems for a few days... and my word... what ridiculous prices! (let me just clarify... that means if I went to the bank and said I would like to buy some - the bank would look at my account and say "that's ridiculous Sam" - I'm sure most of them are indeed great quality and worth every penny! ) So here's the conversation: Me: Cant afford this drawer system. Starting to stress a bit. Me: Get a grip muppet - it's only a drawer. Just use a box! Me: Nah - it'll jump about - I'm gonna knock up a drawer unit system at the weekend. Me: Really? That could save us over £1000 - good plan. What we gonna use? Me: Erm... wood? Me: Yeah ok cool - heavy though right? Me: Nope - we'll just use MDF. Me: Hmmm.. still heavier than aluminium or something.. not to mention Formaldahyde? Me: Formaldawho? Me: Chris and Gary made one using a welded frame... Me: A Formaldahyde? Me: A frame Me: Yeah but we cant weld - and IIRC that was a whole big unit not just drawers. Me: True - but still not convinced about wood.. aluminium? Me: Can't weld that either. Me Won't have to - the bought ones aren't welded - just bolted. Me: Hmmmmm.... good point - worst case could be ally frame and wooden drawers. Me: So settled then - aluminium? Me: Yup - apart from bending the edges of ally sheets to make holes it's easy. SWMBO: Sam.. you've got that look. Me: No I haven't... SWMBO: Should I be worried? Me: No it's ok baby - I haven't got the look. SWMBO: You have. Me: We have. SWMBO: Is it expensive? Me: Shouldn't be. SWMBO: Dangerous? Me: No. SWMBO: Ask someone. Me: She's right... Me: Ok. So, I poked around a bit and watched a few "how to" videos for assembling and installing bought systems. One example: here. Looks pretty good - but even some of the expensive ones have got bendy drawers (judging from the way they twist and bend when they pick them up). Now to my mind, looking at what they are using for the frame at least, its pretty thin stuff with a simple 1/4" bend at the edges. So my question here is this... I can find someone with kit to bend sheets to form lips to bolt to - but even if I can't, why not just a couple of sheets with plenty of holes along the top and sides bolted together with 3mm 90 degree angle strips? Solid back, sides and middle brace... top can still be wooden screwing down into the frame. Am I missing something obvious here - cos so far its looking like £100, maybe more if I went crazy with carpet, catches, stoppers and stuff... and even the runners (looking at some of them) can just be a few bolted in bearings... Drawers could be trixy - but worst case there is use wooden ones with lips on the sides resting on the bearings as runners... or even shallow filing cabinet ones! I'm just looking for someone to point out the obvious floor here before I start? Don't worry I can take it. I'm thinking a couple of ally strips going across the bottom to bolt to the tie down points - probably need longer bolts for that. Gonna knock up a plan at the weekend - plenty of people selling sheets and strips and bits cut to size. Still not entirely convinced about the weight saving vs MDF - but I'll check it out for sure.