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Old 10-06-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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Overhead cabinet storage dividers

Wifey wants things to not slide around in our 21, particularly the dishes/glasses, clothing, etc. Found all cabinets to be the same depth, but not exactly the same backside shape due to moulding and headliner installation differences. Decided to partition the cabinets according to width needed and eliminate digging through the pile between the doors. Might change the approach, but for now this is what I came up with - formed seamless retainers profiled to fit against the rear of the space that can be anchored with velcro tape for easy repositioning. If you'll be at the Oregon NOG next weekend please drop by and comment! Always open to new approaches....
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Old 10-06-2014, 11:56 PM   #2
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We have been told that nothing slides around but that could be because people keep it so full! There is shelf paper that is kind of rubbery, very commonly found. Nothing will go anywhere on that if even it is needed.
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Old 10-07-2014, 12:10 AM   #3
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We have been told that nothing slides around but that could be because people keep it so full! There is shelf paper that is kind of rubbery, very commonly found. Nothing will go anywhere on that if even it is needed.
Wifey wants it divided, wasn't happy with the shelf no-slide stuff after finding a broken wine glass. Nuff said!
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I should have said wine glasses excepted! We take very little that is breakable but I did buy a couple of nice bowls from a potter that I have wrapped up. Some people use bubble wrap for a few items.
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:03 AM   #5
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Can a shelf across be added, maybe 2/3 up since there is room at the top inside, these seem to have potential. what about drilling holes to make them lighter? Or maybe a shelf between 2 of these units, that slides in ? Thinking out of the box...?
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They look good Charlie - would seem especially useful to break up the kitchen overheads of a 21.
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I could see that helping if you had a movement issue, but would want the sides lower so you could reach over, otherwise there will be lots of space to the sides of it, away from the opening, that is not accessible.

We have always successfully used shelf liner. My wife also puts little squares of it between plates, and things are held nice and solid, even on the gravel roads we always travel.

As well, we use a bunch of those stand alone wire shelves. Lisa has found some that fit the depth of the cabinets perfectly.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:05 AM   #8
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Can a shelf across be added, maybe 2/3 up since there is room at the top inside, these seem to have potential. what about drilling holes to make them lighter? Or maybe a shelf between 2 of these units, that slides in ? Thinking out of the box...?
I'll be adding either a shelf above the plates or maybe a slightly smaller version of the same thing flipped over to nest inside the larger one to provide a shelf - that would keep the usage flexible if wifey wants to rearrange the kitchen area storage.

Made of 1/8th inch ABS, it doesn't weigh much (this one is 12 inches wide and weighs 1 pound 4 oz.) Could be drilled easily a hole saw, though, if weigh is an issue.

I think slide-in shelves would be difficult to add as trying to get them to line up without binding would be tough. I could add "U" shaped extrusions on the outside of the vertical walls for an upside down smaller version to bridge between units though - good idea!
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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I carpeted the inside of the cabinets by cutting down pieces of a brown hallway runner from Home Depot and using spray adhesive. Looks great and keeps things put. We also make max use of Sterlite containers. I label each box so I can see what's in it.

Very tidy, organized and easy to reach up and pull out a box of whatever I'm looking for. Beats the heck out of rummaging through cabinets to find something.
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What's the price of these dividers?
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I have a *large* collection of Dollar Store baskets that fit in the cabinets very well. Some things fit in them, some things are segregated from the rest by having a basket beside them.
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I'll have them on my website in a couple of weeks. Still futzing with designs....

Pondering if an "L" shape might work better, sorta like bookends work so one could move them around.
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Couple of variations - I made a set like library bookends for holding stuff in place that varies with size, like different clothing for different seasons, and a dedicated width to hold wifeys' favorite camping glasses.

Both are shaped to fit up against the tapered side wall of our 21.
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We prefer to get the dishes out of the cabinets entirely, freeing up precious cabinet space near the kitchen for more food! The shelving is supported from above and was specifically designed for our dishes and glasses such that they are secure when traveling but easy to insert and remove.

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what shelving are you using for your dishes? isnt the shelving in the cabinets? did you make something? I'm still working on organizing my cabinets the lower ones are large but everything is sort of thrown in them.
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