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« on: September 16, 2007 09:54:44 AM »

I got a couple of old silverware chests from our local freecycle and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the insides. I've refinished the outsides already, but I'd like to make a lining maybe, or make slots for actual silver or something. I can't seem to find any instructions on how to do anything like this. It might be a problem with my search terms which seem to come up with boxes made of silver or antiques for sale...  Any suggestions?

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2007 01:43:40 PM »

Do you want to put actual silverware in it or just maybe silver jewelry?

I'm guessing that the existing drawer "guts" are gone.  Could you use styrofoam to make the shapes you want, glue it down to the drawer bottom, then cover with your fabric of choice?  (I have no idea what that stuff is they use to retard the tarnishing.)  Just use your silverware to figure out what the tall parts should be.  (Make stacks of spoons and forks; are there slots for the knives?  Mine had little slots for each individual knife in the cover of the box.)

If you are using it for, say jewelry, you could do the same thing, only I would probably lean more toward squarish recesses for my "jools". (Unless I had really good expensive stuff that I wanted to fit in individual compartments.  Then I might go look at some expensive jewelry cases/stands/armoires to see how they are shaped.)


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