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Project: Cabinet Fiddles

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Adjustable Cabinet Fiddles

I finally got tired of the mixed up mess I'd find in the cabinet inside the head after a day of sailing on the (not always so) Pacific.  So I was going to make some fiddles to keep stuff in it's place.  But I didn't like the idea of fixed fiddles.  While browsing at a Boat/US store, I saw some teak grating pieces but realized these would solve my adjustable fiddles problem.

The 1/2" x 1/2" notched pieces will interlock.  After measuring and cutting pieces to the approximate size for their location, I glued each 1/2" x 1" flat piece edge-to-edge with the appropirate notched piece to give some "height" to the fiddles when completed.  Then it was just a simple matter to install in the cabinet and adjust once the "stuff" was loaded back in.

While I specifically was looking to solve the "won't stay in place" issue in the head cabinet, this same technique is easily used anywhere you may want adjustable fiddles.

Mark Elkin Yorkshire Rose
1986 #133

 

Last modified by Phil Imhof, Wednesday, August 11, 2004 . Copyright 2001 by Catalina 34 International Association.  All rights reserved.