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Custom Drawer Inserts

Posted by meyersdvm (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 5, 13 at 12:54

I learned about Wood Hollow's custom drawer inserts from this forum. I ordered from their eBay site last Wednesday and my drawer inserts arrived very well packaged yesterday.

I love that they match my wood drawer interiors and leave no wasted space. They are well made and very reasonably priced at $35 each for cutlery and utensil inserts and $25 for a fluted spice insert. My spice drawer is in a bank of base cabs that are only 18 inches in depth, so standard inserts would not have worked.

Spice drawer
Utensil drawer
Cutlery drawer

Here is a link that might be useful: Cutlery Insert


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Love this! thanks for sharing!!


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Thank you for the followup and photos. It was probably me that suggested them, but I still haven't ordered any, so your review is very useful.

Gary


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Nice job! How wide are your drawers - I might have to look into these


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I just ordered mine, thanks for the heads up! I'm tired of my ill-fitting-bought-at-Target plastic organizer that is way too small. I'm looking forward to this purchase!


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Those are nice! Do they just drop into your drawers or did you have to attach them to the drawers in some way?


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We ordered a custom drawer insert from Wood Hollow too that was incorporated into our cabinets. It turned out really beautifully. Mine is built in to the drawer but it also probably could have just been a drop-in.

Here is mine:


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My cutlery and utensils drawers are 24 inches in width and standard depth 19.5 inches.

The spice drawer is 29 inches in width, but only 14.5 inches deep.

The inserts are drop in which I prefer for cleaning.

I had to add that my spice jars were a good deal, too. I debated ordering online after seeing the price at The Container Store when I found that Sam's Club had a 20 spice set in these jars for only $20. I didn't use the rack, and the purchase includes free spice refills for five years :)


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I just started my kitchen renovation on Monday. Can't wait until my cabinets are in so I can measure the inside widths and depths of my cabinets to order these. Thanks for the tip.


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I just started my kitchen renovation on Monday. Can't wait until my cabinets are in so I can measure the inside widths and depths of my cabinets to order these. Thanks for the tip.


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I was just on ebay and there is no listing for wood hollow. Can you tell me their website addy?


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Never mind. I just found it! :)


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meyersdvm, are these birch? what color would you describe them as-they say "natural"?

I looked on their website but couldn't find the insert link.

They do look nice. Thank you.


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Those look great! Thanks for sharing the information and the photos. Bookmarked for future use.


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Thank you so much for sharing this. Just what I've been looking for! They look great.


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SparklingWater- I ordered from their eBay site. I didn't see them on their main website, either.
They are indeed natural colored and came coated with polyurethane (still a little stinky when I opened the box). They match my drawers pretty well. I am not an expert on grain, but I would guess they are either birch or maple.


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They are under the main site, under options then accessories, or something like that, but the pricing isn't there, just on eBay.

Gary

Here is a link that might be useful: link

This post was edited by attofarad on Wed, Jul 3, 13 at 19:00


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Thanks for posting this. I just had inserts made by Wood Hollow and they did a fantastic job. I highly recommend them!

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We got a cutlery insert from Wood Hollow Cabinets for one drawer. I wish we had found out about them before, as we had bought some other organizers for our other drawers. We'd take them back, but we already threw out the packaging. The Wood Hollow ones are sized perfectly to our drawer, so there is no wasted space, unlike the store bought organizers.

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What type of knife drawer insert are you all using? He doesn't make a knife insert and I'd rather not have a knife block on my counter.


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I got the one linked below. In a few weeks I'll be able to let you know how it works!

Here is a link that might be useful: knife insert


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Thanks for sharing! Our cabinet company has them as an option and they are 3x the price of these!! Thank you!

Pam


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Thanks for all the info and pics!

Are the dividers fixed to a base? I want to be able to pull out the whole thing for cleaning purposes.


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My Wood Hollow one does come with a base. It is easy to pull out and clean.


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Thank you, gpraceman :-)


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Thank you, gpraceman :-)


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For anyone who has ordered more than one insert from Wood Hollow, do they charge $15 shipping per piece or is there a slight price break when purchasing a few? I'm thinking that we need at least 4 items from them.


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I am using the Wusthof insert for my knives.
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Woodhollow did combine shipping for me and I saved a few dollars each. I thought the shipping was steep until they arrived and I saw how well packaged they were.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wusthof knife insert


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I am using a Hampton Forge drawer knife insert that I got from Target. It is 6.2" wide instead of 9" wide as the Wusthof, so saves a bit of my drawer space. Same length. When I got it, it was much less in the store than the online price, but I don't remember exactly how much I paid for it. It holds 5 large knives and 6 small knives.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.target.com/p/hampton-forge-drawer-knife-block/-/A-11141793


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When ordering from Wood Hollow, how do you go about designing the configuration you want? I checked their eBay postings, and it seemed that they use a standard design, which seems different from the examples many of you have posted. I want these very much.

My mother had these in one of her drawers, and it wasn't until we helped them sell their home and move to a retirement community that I learned that the dividers were removable. For 37 years I thought they were custom made drawers. *Slap to forehead.*

I like Wood Hollow better than Rev-A-Shelf, because with the latter, you have to saw with a table saw to make them fit your drawer. If I had a table saw, maybe it wouldn't be so bad, but....


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@digginginthedirt - For our cutlery insert, I just gave them the interior dimensions of the drawer and did ask for at least one double wide slot. I think that they pretty much have a standard spacing for silverware and will fill up the rest of the area with larger slots for cooking utensils and miscellaneous.


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It seems their ebay link doesn't work, anymore. Has anyone ordered from Wood Hollow recently? I'd love to put in an order for a couple drawer inserts now that I have the measurements!


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I just googled eBay wood hollow and their current eBay listings came up. Try this link http://www.ebay.com/sch/woodhollow/m.html.

I've just bookmarked it for when I'm ready for inserts, which will be many months away still.


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My cutlery tray arrived today from Wood Hollow! I sent an email to see about customization, but got a response that they'd charge $15 more. So I opted to just receive what they send.

It took a couple weeks to receive it, but I'm content with the quality. The measurement I gave was exact, but the product was slightly shorter; I fixed this by putting a piece of folded cardboard in the back so that the insert will not slide around.


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That looks really nice. I missed this post before. Thanks for the update.


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I ordered four of these and love them, much better than anything else for both form and function. Here are my suggestions for anyone who wishes to order:

1) Measure carefully, and consider whether the screw heads for your handles should be subtracted. My inserts were too tight a fit, and my dh took a power sander to them to take off 1/16". So my experience was the opposite of Foxcrane's.

2) Draw what you want, including the orientation of things like spice racks. One of my four inserts arrived damaged and un-usable because the slanted spice risers were designed for front to back bottles and I had measured with the intention of lying them in the drawers sideways. They re-made it for me, which was excellent customer service!

3) Inquire about having inserts made without the thin bottom piece, I didn't and am not sure it is an option - perhaps it adds needed stability - but I would've preferred not to have it.

My drawers are all really big, and have to hold a variety of things, so these were a fabulous value for me. I'd definitely use them again.


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