While my husband is in Florida this week for work, this gal is getting ORGANIZED. Since I thought I would be moving to New York until last week, I have put little effort into this department since it was going to end up in a bajillion boxes anyhow. Maybe it's the nester in me, but I cannot wait to finally feel settled and get the last few boxes from our last moved unpacked.
A few months ago, I discovered that the IKEA over the sink cutting board fit perfectly into a 15" Akurum drawer. I'm not sure about you, but we use our cutting board for every meal and snack, so hauling this thing out every time was such a pain. I thought that it would be convenient to leave over the sink, but it's nearly impossible to wash dishes. So, it made itself a home for a few months.
The downside is that the gap between the board and the handle collects some pretty nasty stuff. As I pulled it out to wash yesterday, I noticed that the handles actually had screws which meant I could make some adjustments to my previous attempt. For all of you IKEA Akurum cabinet owners....prepare to be amazed. I'm sure this would work in many other cabinet styles as well, but it might take a little more hacking.
Below you will find a step-by-step guide to making your own cutting board drawer!
Step 1: Remove the handles from the sides using a phillips screwdriver. Using shorter screws (whatever you have laying around), move the handles to the bottom side of the cutting board. This will act as a stand inside of your drawer for the correct height.
Step 1B (optional): The cutting board fits as is, but I wanted mine to be a bit shorter so that I could add a small basket for knives. If you want to do this, measure your basket and trim down your cutting board accordingly.
Step 2: Make sure both of your handles are secured and flip upside down in drawer.
Step 3: Add Basket if desired. We also use a flat plastic cutting board on top of this for easy cleanup. Voila!