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Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)04:56 UTC+1 No.638946 Report

Sup, /diy/. Real beginner here. I would google but I don't know the name of the thing I'm asking... so let me try to describe it.

I've got this here drawer thing above the cabinet under my sink. Well, 2 as you can see. And they're held in by these plastic doohickeys that pop right off - they're just panels and have no functionality. I want to take one, install a basket (for sponges, etc.) and create some sort of hinge joint(?) on the bottom so that I can stick a handle on there and whenever I need to use a sponge I can just pull it out.

Does that make sense? I'm not super good with jargon, but I can drill a hole if I need to drill a hole.

>already taken measurements, just need to know what to do
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)05:00 UTC+1 No.638947 Report

Yeah, Ive seen projects like this before. You might be able to find examples via google. What exactly is your question though?
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)05:21 UTC+1 No.638954 Report

What is the name of the hinge joint I'm looking for? Where do I need to install it? What sort of basket should I install? What sort of handle?
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)05:40 UTC+1 No.638958 Report

Google tip-out/tilt out sink tray hinges. A pair for around $10. I'm sure there's a kit to be had with a basket and mounting instructions included. Probably make your own basket/tray by lopping off the back of a narrow one at a 45ยบ angle.
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)05:52 UTC+1 No.638961 Report

Thanks, that's the name of it.

Should I do something to the wood/get a certain type of basket as it's going to be containing wet sponges all of the time?
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)06:10 UTC+1 No.638966 Report

Yeah, get a basket that isn't effected by wet sponges. If you don't know what does and does not get damaged by water/filth you seriously need to evaluate what you've been doing with your life up to this point. This is like basic level stuff here. Like fire bad and

Example of a bad material; paper mache.
Example of a good material; plastic.
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)06:12 UTC+1 No.638970 Report

Probably. I'd either buy a kit, or copy the ones I see on the internets. Looks to me like the tall side of those plastic trays screw onto the inside face of the cabinetry, so waterproofing is already done. Otherwise, latex paint, shellac, etc., I guess. Commercial trays all look plastic to me. Hey, you should throw your always wet sponges in the dishwasher or microwave to disinfect them sometimes, too. Mold, yo. Just sayin'.
Anonymous 05/16/14(Fri)14:24 UTC+1 No.639110 Report

just googled 'false front sponge tray' and go the rev-a-shelf one we have used in the past (work at cabinet shop)

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