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    Wonder Drawer

    I made this "double decker" cutlery drawer in an existing drawer. It was too deep to be maximized with one level for silverware. So, basically made dividers for the bottom layer as a one piece insert. For the top layer made a tray that lifts out (it's loose), but has its own bottom. On the top outside edges of the bottom layer, laminated strips of formica. On the underside of the top layer laminated strips of formica , so that when the tray is dropped in it will slide - formica on formica is pretty slippery.

    Here's a thought. For shop drawers, this would maximize the area for storage or low flat tools like chisels, screwdrivers, etc. With the lift out tray you can carry tools to the work.

    Drawer with tray slid to rear:
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    Drawer with tray slid forward:
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    Really great idea
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    I have an old cabinet in my tack room that has that type of drawer divider/slider in it. Never put that style and your ingenuity together. Great looking drawer and also a neat way to keep the sharp knives away from little hands while they help set the table.
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    Thats awesome!

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    Excellent idea Mike just to settle a debate with my swmbo can you mention how deep the draw is and the height of each tray.

    sent from my Atrix
    cheers

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    I have a couple of drawers out in the shop that could benefit from trays like that. Great idea. Mike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Excellent idea Mike just to settle a debate with my swmbo can you mention how deep the draw is and the height of each tray.

    sent from my Atrix
    Inside drawer depth is 4.25". Inside depth of bottom section and tray depth is 1.75".





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    Great idea!
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