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Mailee03/01/2010 20:00:00
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While tidiying up the workshop today I thought I would make a small drainer for our sink. Since I installed the new kitchen there isn't as much draining area with a 1 1/2 bowl sink. Rather than do a balancing act with the dishes on the smaller drainer I knocked this up in Oak with a couple of coats of lemon oil to protect it.

 
Doug03/01/2010 21:11:55
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That`s a neat idea Alan, modern drainers are pathetically small, i supposed manufactures think everyone has a dishwasher.
 
It will be interesting to see how the lemon oil stands up to the ware & tear of  draining pots, though easy to re-apply.
 
Cheers.
 
 
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Sam03/01/2010 22:03:00
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Nice work there Mailee , it has just solved my problem , as was thinking similar as "we" need more space . Do like it alot .
 
Just one criticism , please refrain from using phrases like "just knocked it up"  as I would love to just "knock one up" as easily as that !!
 
Cheers  
Olly Parry-Jones04/01/2010 10:18:22
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Alan, this is a great idea! I also find our draining board to be a bit small when I can't be bothered to fill the dishwasher and waste all that precious electric (which I could be using in the workshop!).
 
What glue did you use?
 
I guess the alternative would have been to make it so it sits horizontally and then taper the depth of the grooves, like a more traditional board. Trend produce a jig to do just that but, you could get the same result by making your own jig and sticking a thin batten beneath one end.
 
It looks like something you can hang on the wall or side of a unit when you're done. Great idea, thanks for sharing.


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Ron Davis04/01/2010 15:45:29
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Lovely job Mailee, I hope your cutlery and pots are stainless though, it will be a shame to have black tannin stains appear.
 
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Mailee04/01/2010 21:38:54
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Thanks guys, I thought it was a good idea to solve the problem. Olly I used PU glue as it is totally waterproof. I did think of cutting the grooves on a taper but thought this would be a quicker method. I have cut Beech worktops this way before to drain into a Belfast sink, This time I was just being lazy. LOL Sorry Sam but it was just knocked up within a couple of hours. Not much work in it really, it took longer to sand it than build it. SWMBO was very happy with it and it does indeed hang on one end of the worktop when not in use. Most of the cutlery is stainless just some of the pans are plain steel so we will see what happens over time. 
Delete04/01/2010 23:05:19
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I have something similar in the Caravan. The Caravan one is cheap plastic. This is great, I only have one complaint. Why didnt I think of it.

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