The Origami Pull-Out drawers are designed by Mitsunobu Sonobe. The diagram to Origami Pull-Out Drawers can be found in the book by Mitsunobu Sonobe, “110 Small Lovely Things For Four Seasons“.

Tip: Papers I usually buy on Ebay or Origami Shop. Japanese books I tend to buy from CDJapan.

This cute three-segment cabinet is made of 6 parts: 3 drawer segments and three parts holding them. In a way you could say that this is modular, as your final model is made from different parts. But it is actually single sheet Origami – as each cabinet component is folded from only one piece of paper. You could even enlarge your cabinet – but it might not be as stable. In any case, you will need to use glue if you want to use the Origami Pull-Out Drawer Cabinet.

Paper

I recommend you use thicker Origami paper (maybe like Tant), as this will give your cabinet added stability. For each drawer/base combination you need two square pieces of card stock. The cabinet needs to be about 1 cm bigger than the drawer component (so it easily slides in and out). I used 21 cm x 21 cm / 8.2 in x 8.2 in paper for the cabinet, and 20 cm x 20 cm / 7.8 in x 7.8 in paper for the drawers. My finished Origami segment was 3.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 3.5 cm / 1.4 in x 3 in x 1.4 in.

This Origami model is suitable for a beginner and upwards.

Happy Folding!

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