Asked on Dec 04, 2017

No wide drawers for cutlery?

Lucia V Furtado
by Lucia V Furtado
I have 6 drawers which are 6 inches wide.. I have no wide drawers for my cutlery.. what can I do please??
q no wide drawers for cutlery
  13 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 04, 2017

  • Marilla Waltrip Monroe Marilla Waltrip Monroe on Dec 04, 2017
    How do you feel about having a caddy sit on the table or counter?

  • Cat Cat on Dec 04, 2017
    magnet strips on wall

  • Lucia V Furtado Lucia V Furtado on Dec 04, 2017

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Dec 04, 2017
    You did not state how long the drawers were. Can you put them in sideways?

  • Cathy Cathy on Dec 05, 2017
    There is drawer dividers that go from front to the back of the drawer. You can get 4 or 6 and and use two or three drawers for cutlery.

  • Raelene Avelar Raelene Avelar on Dec 05, 2017
    I had this problem too... I put the silverware daddy in the cupboard. I was forever answering the question "where is your silverware? "😁

  • Lisa Lisa on Dec 05, 2017
    I repurposed a dresser in the kitchen to house my silverware and cutlery. Then upgraded to a rolling kitchen cart

  • LeAnna Chase LeAnna Chase on Dec 22, 2017
    Could you use a thin piece of wood to make custom deviders but put them in the drawer at an angle? Like diagnal? Seems like it would be easy enough to do.

  • Molly Anmar Molly Anmar on Dec 22, 2017

    For knives, use a magnetic strip inside a cupboard door.

  • Emily Emily on Dec 22, 2017
    There is not one single drawer built into my kitchen. So I have had to improvise. I did have a space at the end of a counter which this many drawer cabinet fit in. The top row of drawers holds teaspoons, forks, knives, big spoons, then under the fork drawer is another fork drawer that holds salad/dessert forks. The remaining 21 drawers hold a multitude of things. It might sound awkward to open five drawers when you are setting a table but do you realize how many times you just want a single utensil? I also have a hanging rack for metal mixing spoons/spatulas and containers for whips and scrapers and wooden spoons. p.s. this has been painted since this picture was taken.

  • Gail Gail on Dec 23, 2017
    A dishwasher silverware basket screwed to the wall in a handy place solved the problem for me. Sorts them by like kinds & holds a lot.

  • Kathryn Martin-Pflugh Kathryn Martin-Pflugh on Dec 29, 2017
    My husband took out two drawers, removed the center between them with a jig saw and a dermal blade for the small corners or areas. He then took the center boards off, used one to glue the end boards to, and the other behind the two fronts, making one large drawer. Make sure your outside measurements fit the now double size opening.

    • Melissa V Melissa V on Dec 30, 2017
      Pretty much what I was thinking! Why not, if possible, since we weren’t provided clear pics of the original drawers, remove the center of two side-by-side 6” drawers and create a 12”+ wide drawer?
      Or go the other direction and double up on the height of your 6” drawers and use the neat utensil holders out there, or build in your own for your cutlery (THAT would be very custom)!
      If that photo is of your cabinets then I’m curious why you didn’t order the drawers you wanted in first place.
      (Not you Kathryn)