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Old 10-13-2016, 08:05 PM   #1
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Drawer topper tray

At the Fall Oregon NOG last week, Donna D came up with an idea to reclaim the top of the drawers by the sink in her 5TA using a shallow tray without dividers ; we sketched it, and it looks like this. Also fits the drawers on my 21.......

She gets the prototype free - think this might be a good product.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:20 PM   #2
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I think this it's important for folks to know this topper will slide and that will allow you to easily get to the stuff at the bottom level. Or just pick it up! I just got so tired of hunting through the drawer for a church key or can opener, etc. What started out at the beginning of a camping trip as a neatly packed drawer quickly turned into a "junk" drawer. I think this will solve the problem


How deep is it Charlie?


Thanks Charlie!
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:23 PM   #3
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2 inches deep; 1 7/8 inch protrudes into the drawer. Material is 1/8th inch thick.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:23 PM   #4
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At the Fall Oregon NOG last week, Donna D came up with an idea to reclaim the top of the drawers by the sink in her 5TA using a shallow tray without dividers ; we sketched it, and it looks like this. Also fits the drawers on my 21.......

She gets the prototype free - think this might be a good product.
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Nice idea! and cool it should (probably) fit our forthcoming 2017....

any ideas on cost?

and how much to ship to ..... Los Angeles? (yes, Los Angeles)
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Charlie, what's the inside drawer measurements it'd fit? With folks choosing their own sinks the drawers are not all uniform.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:32 PM   #6
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Charlie, what's the inside drawer measurements it'd fit? With folks choosing their own sinks the drawers are not all uniform.
Max tray dimensions inside the drawer are on the 2nd pic - 8.4 inches wide by 13.5 inches long. Flanges that sit on top of the drawer could be wider than the present 1/2 inch to fit wider drawers. Cavity is vacuum formed (seamless.)
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Nice idea! and cool it should (probably) fit our forthcoming 2017....

any ideas on cost?

and how much to ship to ..... Los Angeles? (yes, Los Angeles)
Admins don't like biz talk on the forum. I'll put it up on my website tomorrow.
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Then there is the laundry bin that will reside under her 2nd step in a 5TA. Ruler is 12 inches tall. 13x20x7 inches.....
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:29 AM   #9
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Then there is the laundry bin that will reside under her 2nd step in a 5TA. Ruler is 12 inches tall. 13x20x7 inches.....
And another GREAT solution for a problem that gave me heartburn!
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Drawer within a drawer

We use stacked cutlery trays in a drawer, and it works well. The flanges on the custom tray so it sits level on the drawer sides would be even better.

There is the slight issue of what to do with the upper tray while accessing the lower area: you can just hold it, but if don't have a spare hand you need to put it down, and space to put things down is always at a premium. I saw a solution at a home show, and in a quick search found a good do-it-yourself description of the same idea:
Make the most of your drawers

This is really a way of making one drawer into two shallow drawers, and you could just do that, but this way you don't need to make two drawer fronts, and if you change your mind you can just take out the extra level.
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