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Custom Drawer Insert - Drawer Dimensions

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We need to know the size of your drawer. Be as accurate as you can. We'll take off a little (one eighth inch, to be exact) to ensure that our insert fits into your drawer. See tips below.

Enter your Drawer's Tight Internal Dimensions
(in inches)

Use decimals, not fractions.(Helpful chart)

Design a Santiago Insert

The Santiago drawer inserts have the same functionality as our classic maple inserts, but are made of white acrylic. To purchase a Santiago insert, just follow along with the above ordering process as if you are planning a Classic maple insert. You will see some notes and prices for the Santiago insert along the way (look for the green text) and, on the final page, you'll see the option to checkout with the Santiago custom insert.

For Santiago Inserts over 20" wide or deep...

Santiago inserts over 20 inches in any dimension may be built in two independent parts to be placed side by side in your drawer. No usable space will be lost.

What's the best way to measure my drawer?

Having trouble trusting your tape measure?

The best way to get an accurate measurement is to measure your drawer using multiple methods. The easiest way to measure - but not necessarily the most accurate - is in the following manner. (Image below)

For each dimension, measure the drawer in three places - front, middle, and back - to check for consistency. Enter the smallest measurement for each dimension in the fields above.

Sometimes the tip of a tape measure will be bent or broken. Even a new tape measure may have this problem! If that's the case or if you are unsure, try this:

Instead of measuring by starting from zero (the tip), you can measure starting from 10" or any other round number. Then just subtract the start number from your measurement.

It is especially difficult to measure to the corners of the drawer. If using the +10 method above, it can be difficult to see exactly where the corners on the bottom of the drawer begin. Using the following credit card method can help.

Most credit cards are a standard size: 2.125" wide. Lay a credit card against a side of the drawer. Measure from one end to the credit card. Then add in the width of the card.

Having difficulty reaching or seeing the measure points?

Sometimes it is hard to get a clean reading on the back or front of the drawer due to nearby obstructions. If your drawer does not fully extend out of the cabinet, it can be challenging to get a good measurement.

If you have trouble, the best strategy is to completely remove your drawer from the cabinet. At first it may seem that there's no way to get it out, but keep looking things over and you will find the secret. It is extremely unlikely that your drawer slides (or "runners") will not allow the quick removal of the drawer. You should not have to unscrew anything!

Having trouble reading the tape?

Some people have vision problems that make it hard to read the fine lines on a tape measure. Others may have trouble interpreting those lines to arrive at a measurement. ("Is this seven-sixteenths or nine-sixteenths?")

In these cases, you need to get help. We cannot accept returns of custom inserts unless the fault is ours. It's a hard line, we know, but it helps keep the price low for everyone else. Thanks for your understanding.

My drawer is unusual. The place where the bottom and sides meet is curved. Can you work around that?

One way or another, we'll need to stay clear of those rounded corners. We recommend that you simply build up the bottom of your drawer (with something like dominoes or match boxes) until the curved part is cleared. You'll need to order an insert with an attached wood bottom. In this way, we avoid the rounded corner by staying above it.

Very large or very small drawers

The form above allows internal drawer widths and depths of between 4 and 40 inches.

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