Putting a Drawer in a Couch

So we’ve got this sectional sofa in our living room. The other day I was noting how the vast majority of the volume taken up by the thing is just air. I also noted that the living room has a distinct lack of good storage space. I’m not sure where everybody else keeps all their remotes, game controllers, A/V equipment manuals and whatnot, but the thought occurred to me “Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a drawer in the sofa?” So began the modification of our sectional.

The pictures below pretty much tell the whole story. The “kick board” on the front of the sofa was just held on with four screws, and doesn’t really add any structural integrity to the couch. Once the board was removed, the area under the seat of the couch was open for putting a drawer in. The kick board was subsequently reinstalled as the drawer front.

The sectional
The sectional
The underside of the sofa
The underside of the sofa
With the front removed
With the front removed
A completed drawer box
A completed drawer box
The drawer, installed
The drawer, installed