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RE: Drawer Dividers (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: talley_sue_nyc on 07.31.2007 at 01:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

Custom Inserts, the same folks who sell the NeverMT also sell custom acrylic dividers; not cheap, but custom. Tons of styles, etc. Worth looking through even if you decide not to order from them. Great ideas.

If you're at all handy, you can use these nail-in metal brackets or channels from Lee Valley to hold dividers made from 1/4" thick material (glass, plexiglas, or even precut wood strips in bass or even sometimes hardwood usu. sold by craft-supply places)

This company sells binning strips, which are essentially a series of slots that you stick tot he sides of your drawer, and then you slide 1/4"-thick dividers into them. The company stocks them in 1-3/4", 4", and 9" heights (too bad they don't have 2.5", since many of my drawers aren't much deeper than that!! but you can use any 1/4" thick stuff)

I've found that I don't like storing aluminum foil on its end; the end gets crimped and then I end up unable to get it to roll out smoothly.


drawer dividers
clipped on: 08.17.2007 at 12:18 pm    last updated on: 08.17.2007 at 12:18 pm

RE: Caulk or grout between granite counter and travertine backspl (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: bill_vincent on 08.04.2007 at 07:23 pm in Kitchens Forum

It's not different planes, if different expansion rates between countertops, cabinets, and walls.

ALthough both play a big part in the reason why, neither is the biggest reason. The biggest reason is that there is so much movement in the lower cabinets, and therefore the countertop, due to people leaning on the counters, dropping weight on them, bumping up against the cabinets, etc, and no perceptable movement from the walls, that there's no way a hard rigid substance like grout would ever survive. As for the material to use to caulk, I agree with cpovey concerning the material-- it should be siliconized latex. However, no need for clear. Every grout manufacturer makes siliconized latex caulk to match the color and texture of their grouts, so it should LOOK like a grout joint when finished, but act like a caulk joint.

Gibby-- yes, the corners should be caulked as well.


matching siliconized latex
clipped on: 08.04.2007 at 11:25 pm    last updated on: 08.04.2007 at 11:26 pm

RE: 'The Sweeby Test' - anyone save it? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: view_west on 04.22.2007 at 04:00 pm in Kitchens Forum

There are a couple of archived posts at the IKEAFANS site, if that helps:


Sweeby test on Ikea
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