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Need some help finding a fabric liner for tool draw

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I don't have many tools but I am trying to organize my work space in my garage. I have a couple of drawers in the work area but I want to line them with something. I didn't get any help at a Fabric store, or home depot. I am looking for the type of material that can be cut to line drawers that is felt like, thin, can handle a little abuse. I have this semi rigged felt idea in my head like I have seen before. This is not just for tools but for reel parts, and other fishing items. I hate the sound of things bumping into or over metal, so anyone have an idea? Need about 2 yards worth to line some drawers and cabinets.

 

Thanks, figure its a long shot, but if I learned anything on SOL in 2 years is that there are quite a few creative types here.

 

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Yeah, why not felt?

Just get the heavier stuff, I buy it up to 3/4" thick for wipers on slitting machines.

 

Another thought are those oil absorbent pads that companies like New Pig sell, they call them pig mats you can cut them to size.

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how about cork contact paper ??

felt gets 'fuzzy'

the carpet non slip things just don't stay put in my tool drawers .

i'm planning on doing the cork in mine when i re do them ..

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the carpet non slip things just don't stay put in my tool drawers .

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Try a light spray of contact adhesive. Be sure you've cut to size and let contact dry to touch before laying in the pad.

 

 

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Try a light spray of contact adhesive. Be sure you've cut to size and let contact dry to touch before laying in the pad.

 

:) thanks but i'm allergic to contact cement .....

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Go to a craft store like Michael's, they have felt sheets that are thick, about 12x20 in size, come in many colors ( Forest Green, the standard tool box liner color included) and are rigid enough to partially slice on one side to create flap's on 4 sides to fold upright to make a "tray " that will fit a drawer. If the drawer is bigger then the sheet, then you can tape the sheets together on the back side and do the same thing. I have done this with an old Kennedy Machinists box, and some micrometer boxes that needed relining that came out like new.

 

P.S.- If you size it up properly, you will need little, or no glue. A light spray adhesive would do it.

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Be careful of anything that will absorb moisture. Especially humidity. Years ago I bought some stuff from Sears that was a plastic textured mat and lined my roll away with it. I found it in the tool section Never have had any problem with rust. I used to line my tackle boxes with "sheet cork" Any moisture that was absorbed quickly evaporated away .

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i lined my bed box on my truck with replacement automotive carpet that can be bought at walmart last i knew. i have tools in there ect no probs with it being moist in there and it is preaty durable but its held down by contact cement, however u could use 2 sided tape

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Got it. Home Depot Shaw carpet, 1/10 inch thick, tightly wrapped, can clean it easily, offers just enough padding, and will glue it down. Found other stuff but for the amount I need and size cuts I need I would have to buy a lot of little pieces, or larger sheets which brings the price up, this stuff is $.57 sq ft, so should cost me under $13.

 

Thanks for all the ideas, I will try a free sample first of the above carpet, see how it works, if it don't I got all your ideas to fall back on.

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Any reason why you wouldn't use tool chest drawer liner? Got a Harbor Freight nearby?

 

If it were just for tools, then that would be fine, but other things are going in as well. Plus for the amount I need its cheaper with carpet, I already have the glue.

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