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3 Kitchen Clutter Organizers

Build it to fit
Exploded view of drawer
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Clamping parts inside of drawer
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Spacers between the silverware
partitions keep the left-to-right
partitions 90° to the tray bottom.

Build it to fit

Build to your dimensions

Prepare enough 1/2"-thick stock to make the front, back, sides, and partitions. Cut all parts to width; then the sides to length. Now cut the front, back, and two left-to-right partitions 1" shorter than the outside width of the organizer. Cut to length the front-to-back partitions separating the silverware. To make items easy to reach, mark a centered, curved cutout on each partition using a compass or fairing stick. (See More Resources, on last page) for how to make and use your own fairing stick.) Bandsaw on the waste side and sand to the line.

Quick Tip: Combine your cuts. Instead of cutting each curve separately, tape together a stack of identical blanks and lay out the curve on the top blank. Then bandsaw and sand the stack to create parts with identical curves.

Dry-assemble the organizer with the silverware partitions and left-to-right partitions in place, and measure for optional partitions at the front or back. Cut these to size and double-check the fit. Then finish-sand the partition parts to 180 grit.

Working on a dead-flat surface, glue and clamp the silverware partitions to two left-to-right partitions, as shown in the photo. (To shorten clamp times, use a nailer with 1" brads.) To this assembly, glue, clamp, and nail the sides, front, back, and remaining partitions. After the glue dries, measure the assembly length and width, and cut a bottom to size from 1/4" plywood. Glue, clamp, and nail the bottom to the assembly. Then apply three coats of clear finish, such as polyurethane.

Continued on page 4:  Time for Trays


Comments (0)
QuinF wrote:

Jeeze, if you select Print This, at the top of the screen, it formats it correctly and then you can print it to PDF.

8/31/2010 09:12:48 AM Report Abuse
Loupie wrote:

To save a copy do the following. Click on Print to get All section in one then press Ctrl A (or Select All) then Ctrl C (or Edit/Copy), open Word and Ctrl V (or Edit Paste) then save the Word document

8/28/2010 09:29:08 PM Report Abuse
ephillip3000266 wrote:

Great way to help the wife. I'm half way through my base cabinets now, but I used bottom slides instead of side mounts. It was easier to position them on exsisting shelving.

8/26/2010 03:08:01 PM Report Abuse
wyatthundrup wrote:

In the drawer organizer, one option is to make the center divider straight and instead drill a 1" hole in it so you can easily grab it and pull the tray out of the drawer. This is nice if you're setting utensils out for large parties.

8/26/2010 01:26:49 PM Report Abuse
michelcp wrote:

Click on the "Print this" at the top of the article and then atleast it gives you the whole article that you can either print or cut-and-paste into a Word Document that you can easily save.

8/26/2010 10:00:27 AM Report Abuse
Craig at WOOD wrote:

The single download link is always offered on the last page of each online project plan. This gives you the opportunity to view the entire plan before downloadiog it. Marlen @ WOOD

8/4/2010 11:01:23 AM Report Abuse

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