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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?


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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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Old 10-13-2016, 08:27 PM   #5
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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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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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Old 10-13-2016, 08:36 PM   #7
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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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Old 10-14-2016, 03:01 PM   #10
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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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Old 10-19-2016, 03:29 PM   #11
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Charlie sent me just want I needed! I've attached a couple of pictures. I'm doing the happy dance!

Junky drawer! Oh my stars what a mess.
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All tidy now that I have two levels for kitchen items.
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It slides back to access something at the bottom front and easily lifts off and out.
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Laundry hamper! No more laundry bag that bulbs at the bottom and I can't pull it out of the storage area. Swoon!
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Glad you like your widgets - I almost made that drawer topper a couple inches shorter in length, but looks like your tools fit well.
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Decided to redesign the drawer topper a tad shorter so it would also fit sideways in the nightstand drawers of a 21. Don't know if the 5TA (or earlier) have drawers that measure 12 1/4 inch side to side (inside dimensions.)
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Old 10-21-2016, 02:42 PM   #14
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Decided to redesign the drawer topper a tad shorter so it would also fit sideways in the nightstand drawers of a 21. Don't know if the 5TA (or earlier) have drawers that measure 12 1/4 inch side to side (inside dimensions.)
I'll have to measure. Wonder if this new widget would fit the drawer going up to the loft? Hummmmm. Another junk drawer!
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I'll have to measure. Wonder if this new widget would fit the drawer going up to the loft? Hummmmm. Another junk drawer!
Yup, the new version fits sideways in the nightstand for the 21 just fine! Perfect for remotes and flashlights.
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:40 AM   #16
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Great idea Donna and good work Charlie. I will be putting in my order soon!
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Old 10-24-2016, 02:20 PM   #17
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Smaller drawer topper for 21 nightstand

Had a few requests for a smaller size tray for remotes and phones. Bottom of this version measures 3 x 11 1/4.
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