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    So our renos are basically done now. We added an onsuite and kinda made a walk in closet. The walk in was finished with IKEA PAX closet sytem that we built in. Just on pure luck we have about 1/2" on either side and about 2 1/2" on top. Actually had to build them standing up in position. My wife has one side and I have the other, we each got to design the shelves/drawers etc as we wanted. My side included 2 sliding trays with the intention of moving my straights to them. My wife has just 1 sliding tray for jewelty or something. So my plan was to build an insert for the trays to hold the straights and I finally got around to doing something about it. Basically its a wooden frame with slots for the straights, kinds modeled on the box I made a few years ago. see link https://sharprazorpalace.com/worksho...r-storage.html

    I`m starting with the larger of the two trays. First step was covering it with saran wrap so nothing would get glued to the tray. I planned to build in the tray to make sure it fitted and because it gave some stability while just starting out
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    Here is the insert basic shape is done, I have 5 rows in front going vertically and 1 row will go horizonally at the back to make it easier to get at the straights as the tray doesnt come compeltey out when pulled forward. The straights will go perpedicular to the rows.
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    Basically I need to make the spacers for the individual slots, Going to use some rectangular finishing stock a little under 1/2" by 3/4" cut up to add to either side of the row seperators (see above thread about the storage box, same thing but not done in 1 piece.

    Now the big question is do I stain it, similar to the box or paint it? I like stain but my wifes side has IKEA trays that are grey in color so trying to match might be nice. I also thought of doing the exterior of the insert grey with the internals stained, what you guys think?
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    I like cloth liners, so I would go cloth inside and paint the outside trim to match the rest of the closet. Big projects always remind me of how to eat an elephant, one bite at a time. As long as the outside matches and everything looks great, the inside truly only needs to meet you ideas.
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    The bottom will be a grey felt liner, same color as seen in pic of my wife's tray
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    Matching to me is a real if not impossible pain in the rear to accomplish.

    Contrast it with a completely different color in my opinion.
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    Nice work and start on it. It can be a lot of fun building.
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