Source for Vidmar drawer bins/dividers

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  1. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    I'm looking for some drawer bins/cups/dividers for a Lista/Vidmar type cabinet....like these:

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    Found those here: 37 PC Red Plastic Box Assortment 1" Deep / Four (4) SIZES

    First found them on amazon, same pricing as on their website, and shipping is steep.

    Anybody know of a good (reasonably affordable) source for similar??
     
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    jeepcj3a Well-Known Member

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  3. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    Decided to build dividers instead of buying. About 1/10 the price.

    Using the 5mm chinese poplar plywood from Lowes. Had a good finish, mostly solid core, will glue up good, and $15 a sheet. Right at 3/16".

    First did a test run from hardboard:

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    Then started cutting down the ply. Rough cut with a saw guide to 24x24, then onto the table saw for final size of 23-3/8 square.


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    Got 10 of those bases, then started ripping dividers. Made 100 total, 1-5/8" wide.


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    Edge boards will be cut from some drops of 1/2" cabinet grade plywood I had saved up. Got a pile of them, 5"x24.

    Tomorrow will sand the edges and cut half notches, then start glue-up.
     
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  4. tknopp

    tknopp Well-Known Member

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    More patient than me. I would have just bought the red bins.
     
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  5. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    50 bucks per drawer, or 50 bucks for 10+ drawers.



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  6. kaiser715

    kaiser715 Doing hard time

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    Got 1 put together tonight.

    First, used router to cut 3/16 groves by 3/16 deep in the 1/2 plywood. Found one scrap that was 2'x4'.

    Wasn't perfect as I would like, cause I loaned out my big router and bits and guide, and I think they live in GA now.

    After routing, I then cut on the table saw to 1-5/8 strips.



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    Then, I put one drawer insert together. Got off one side or another on a couple of the half-slots (I gang cut 5 and 6 at a time) so had to bow a couple of them to hit the side rails. Also should have cut the half-slots a hair wider, and also waited for the glue to set up attaching the side and end rails to the base. It was a game of wack-a-mole trying to tap the slots together, and not knocking the base plywood away from the frame (it was also tacked with 1" brads).



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    The others should go together pretty quickly, and I'll take care and not screw up the cut line again.
     
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