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Forum topic by PaulHWood posted 09-19-2016 05:13 PM 385 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PaulHWood

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09-19-2016 05:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drawer dividers drawer inserts storage boxes

Looking for a source for divider boxes for drawers I built. Ideally, I would want several sizes.

I was going to build wooden boxes, but after seeing how little space a plastic spax box takes up, i think it would be better to just buy some plastic boxes.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice


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#1 posted 09-19-2016 06:50 PM

I cut some 4” strips of 3/16 masonite to fit in my pantry drawer and hold 1 liter bottles in place. I made slots on the bottoms of the horizontal pieces and slots on the tops of the vertical pieces and slide them into a grid.

Fast, and easy and inexpensive. And customized to the exact size of the bottles.

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#2 posted 09-19-2016 07:12 PM



I cut some 4” strips of 3/16 masonite to fit in my pantry drawer and hold 1 liter bottles in place. I made slots on the bottoms of the horizontal pieces and slots on the tops of the vertical pieces and slide them into a grid.

Fast, and easy and inexpensive. And customized to the exact size of the bottles.

- Cooler

That was my original thought, but it is handy to be able to lift out a box.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#3 posted 09-19-2016 07:22 PM

I cut some 4” strips of 3/16 masonite to fit in my pantry drawer and hold 1 liter bottles in place. I made slots on the bottoms of the horizontal pieces and slots on the tops of the vertical pieces and slide them into a grid.

Fast, and easy and inexpensive. And customized to the exact size of the bottles.

- Cooler

That was my original thought, but it is handy to be able to lift out a box.

- PaulHWood

I guess is depends upon what you are storing. For soda bottles it would make no difference.

Go to Amazon.com and search for “drawer organizers”. You will find many.

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#4 posted 09-19-2016 10:24 PM

Plastic boxes, or bins are available in many different sizes, but they are standardized in dimensions. Pick the size box/bin you need to fit the drawer and add spacers where needed. http://www.usplastic.com/.

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#5 posted 09-20-2016 03:59 AM

You can take tin and fold it making two sides and a bottom then attach it to two pieces of wood for the ends. We did this in Iraq alot as this was all we had available most times. Do fold the edges unless you like cut fingers.

Just an idea, still a time consuming task but it would make your boxes custom sized to your drawer for whatever you put into them.

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#6 posted 09-20-2016 11:53 AM

Thanks all. I have the stanley organizers with the yellow removable boxes. This is what I want to place in some of my drawers for organization. Found the following through a tool review

http://www.schallercorporation.com/plastic-boxes/

This is the only source I have found, but if you have others, please post

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#7 posted 09-20-2016 12:44 PM

Look here: http://toolguyd.com/tag/schaller-plastic-bins/

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#8 posted 09-20-2016 01:05 PM

YouTube Jeremy Schmidt, he recently posted a video that may help.

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#9 posted 09-20-2016 07:22 PM

Good video


YouTube Jeremy Schmidt, he recently posted a video that may help.

- jumbojack


-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#10 posted 09-20-2016 08:30 PM

I can usually find different sizes at HD or Lowes and even HF. Also Craft Stores like Michaels and Hobby Lobby carry a big assortment for people to store crafting supplies in.

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#11 posted 09-20-2016 08:36 PM

Here is another source.
https://www.uline.com/Grp_325/Plastic-Bins

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#12 posted 09-20-2016 10:07 PM


Rounded bottoms to make the divided spaces much more convenient.

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#13 posted 09-21-2016 01:18 AM




Rounded bottoms to make the divided spaces much more convenient.

- Jim Finn

Excellent idea!

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