Silverware Drawer Organizer

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Project by mc269 posted 08-10-2015 03:55 PM 2216 views 24 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We just moved into our new house and we love our new cabinets. The large drawers have tons of room but quickly became a mess with everything sliding all over the place. We had a cheap walmart plastic silverware organizer that was overflowing with utensils, so it was time to hit the shop and make my own.
I wanted to create something that would hold everything nice and neat and could be changed if needed. I started with 1/2” rough sawn oak I had picked up free from a local mill about a year ago. I finished this down to 3/8” thick pieces, and cut my dados to hold everything in place. Each piece of this organizer can easily be removed and changed if needed. It works perfectly and gives me a little pride each time I open the drawer.

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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#1 posted 08-10-2015 04:19 PM

Very nice. you’ve inspired me to make one. Waaaaay better than the plastic ones that just don’t seem to be configured for the utensils you have.

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#2 posted 08-10-2015 05:45 PM

Real nice insert, Mike!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 08-10-2015 07:13 PM

Nice one

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 08-10-2015 08:13 PM

That is great! I need to do that with my silverware drawer, my “other than silverware” drawer, my junk drawer, my….

Nice work.

-- Don, -

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#5 posted 08-10-2015 11:55 PM

Nice,I like the adjustability.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 08-10-2015 11:55 PM

Looks good. I did the same thing with some 1/4” MDF. The oak looks really nice.

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#7 posted 08-11-2015 02:00 AM

I like it, a place for everything and everything in its place

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#8 posted 08-11-2015 04:45 AM

Nice work. I need to do this to our silverware drawer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 08-11-2015 03:07 PM

Thought about this the other day and got caught up in something else.
Now, after seeing your nice one, I’m back on the trail.
Nice job Mike, and thanks.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#10 posted 08-11-2015 03:23 PM

Thanks everyone, now on to all the other drawers in the house….

-- Mike Chaffin - Past-Time Woodworks

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