Divisions and thickness of the bars
Thickness of the bars
Our CLASSIC program is made of 9mm wide solid wood bars which are joined with wooden dowels. These hidden connectors confer the desired steadiness to the inserts. CLUE: When you work on designing your individual cutlery insert, it is indispensable to take the bars' width into consideration.
By the way: the slanted sidebars of frames (type #2) shape an "L". The thickness is 9mm at the bottom and 24mm at the top.
If you would rather go for slim-line designs, you may feel comfortable with our MILANO or URBAN programs. MILANO cutlery inserts are manufactured of solid wood bars that measure only 7.5mm in width. Finally, our URBAN program excels by using 6mm slim bars. These two programs are currently not on display at our online shop. Get an idea about these items using our catalogue. Note: MILANO cutlery inserts are made-to-measure to fit every drawer's size, but the divisions are fixed and set to our standards. URBAN inserts are limited to a maximum width of 500mm, implying you may need to place more than one insert unless your drawer is completely furnished.
Compartment management: consider width standards
We recommend not falling below a minimum width of 65mm per compartment. This is to ensure that you may insert or remove your cutlery smoothly. Our standard compartment width is 74 or 86mm. Experience shows that common cutlery sets fit very well into compartments of 74mm width.
Compartment management: consider length standards
Our standard for compartment lengths reflects that table knives, usually being the longest individual pieces of a cutlery suite, show up with an average length between 235 to 255mm. For dessert cutlery, we recommend calculating a compartment length of 160, preferably 180mm.
More information about the measurements of our cutlery inserts: