|Project by Timzwoodz||posted 05-23-2015 07:05 PM||896 views||4 times favorited||1 comment|
My wife bought a 12-place cutlery set while in Germany many years ago, but it has always been kept in the original boxes. I thought it was time they came out to play (uh, be used).
Rather than making new silverware retainers, I made the drawers to fit the original cutlery inserts (see 3rd picture)
To get equal spacing on the drawer fronts, I installed the bottom drawer front 1/2” from the bottom of the carcass (using a stick of that thickness as a ledger board), then clamped and screwed the drawer front from inside the drawer.
I used 4 playing cards as spacers to register the location of the remaining drawer fronts. I pulled out the next drawer, positioned the drawer front evenly side to side with the drawer front beneath it, then spaced it with 4 playing cards posiitioned on both ends. I did this for all 3 top drawers, which avoided a lot of painstaking measurement.
Cutlery Cabinet Dimensions: 13” deep x 14” high by 21” wide
Construction: Carcass is cheery veneer 3/4” ply, mitered and biscuit jointed, with cherry fronts and hardwood edge trim
Hardware: Lee Valley hammered Antique pulls, 5-3/4 long
Stain/Finish: Minwax Natural stain, satin poly spray finish on carcass and drawer fronts
-- Being half Irish and half Scottish, I love to drink but hate to pay for it