Sometimes DIY projects go, more or less according to plan. Mary wanted to de-clutter the living room by relocating the cutlery from the overcrowded canteen into the piano stool. Unable to find ready made cutlery holders of the correct dimensions in Homebase or B and Q she suggested that I could make a custom tray. With the enthusiasm dial turned low I agreed. Much to my surprise - starting with five slats, an electric jigsaw and copious quantities of wood glue - that is what I succeeded in building with minimal hiccups or cussing.
Cutlery tray - gluing the dividers
All manners of belts and braces were co-opted to hold the thing together while the glue set.
Cutlery tray - gluing the base
The dividers were weighted down with magazines and whatever nearby heavy objects came to hand - in my case a variety of fine wines.
Cutlery tray - in the piano stool
A snug fit with the intended 5mm clearance all round.
Cutlery tray - complete with contents
And finally full of cutlery as intended.
Look upon my works ye mighty and despair.
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