Silverware Tray (repurposed wood)

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Project by psully posted 09-08-2017 04:04 PM 2804 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted to upgrade the cheap plastic trays that we had. Loved the sliding tray designs that some of you have come up with – didn’t quite have the drawer height for that. The inside of the cabinets is a nice light maple and I received a gift in a shipping box made out of pine (the last picture) and thought it would be a good color match and good new life for the wood. I milled the long horizontal pieces our of some stock I had (nice heartwood pine) and they are 3/8’s, the tray dividers are 1/4’ from the gift box. Bottom is 1/4 birch plywood – still in the same color family. Finished it with a simple butcher block oil and also cut a small recess with a Forstner bit for the handle on the cabinet drawer so the tray can snug up against the front of the cabinet. Fun little project and a big improvement on the look.

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#1 posted 09-08-2017 04:55 PM

Beautiful repurpose. I’ve done similar thing too in my kitchen drawer.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-09-2017 06:45 AM

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#3 posted 09-09-2017 01:39 PM

This is a nice organizational tray. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 09-09-2017 02:42 PM

Very nice. Glad my wife doesn’t visit this aite.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#5 posted 09-09-2017 05:57 PM

This has been on my honey do list for too long, looks very nicely done.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 09-09-2017 07:42 PM

Same here, need to make a couple of these as we have three of these.
The design of this one as is clean and very functional!

Why did you use butcher block oil instead of varnish?

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#7 posted 09-09-2017 10:20 PM

Thanks gents… I used butcher block oil partly because it’s “food safe” but with a closed drawer there’s no odor and it penetrates well, which I like on softer woods.

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#8 posted 09-10-2017 09:49 PM

Great idea, I love recycled wood projects

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 09-14-2017 09:59 PM

Great Job!! I did one a while back and we love it!

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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