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Old 03-20-2014   #91
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A little acetone on a rag will take that old sharpie off. Unless it is there for character .

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Old 03-20-2014   #92
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Very nice! I like the adjustability.
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Old 03-20-2014   #93
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I decided against building the slots. I didn't want to give up one inch of space, this box gets loaded! I did however upgrade from cardboard to wood. I had some thin wood sitting around the house, maybe 1/4" thick something. I cut it for dividers and taped them in like I used to do the cardboard. This trip we are taking the kitchen and dry food in the box. I even had a divided go perpendicular for holding up pans on their side. Now it is packed but I'll take a photo on the river.
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Old 03-21-2014   #94
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I took another look at my box and decided the end pieces were over kill, so I pulled those out, moved my dividers around and cut one more slot so my DO and big stew pot are in there nice and tight. Then added some shelving make small compartments. Also added a shelf over my DO so I have a flat surface to pack on above it. I feel like I haven't given up too much space for having an easy-to-organize dry box, with hopefully easy unpacking and repacking every evening and morning at camp. The shelves were made out of the scraps from the remaining thin plywood, so still at about 12 bucks. Going to habitat for humanity to snag some exterior acrylic latex paint (3 bucks for a quart) and I'm going to slap on one or two coats just for longevity in case water or oil or anything gets all over the inside of the box so the wood doesn't soak anything up and swell or get heavier and then this project is finished for good!
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Old 06-07-2019   #95
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Dry Box Organization

I'd like to thank everyone in this thread for sharing their ideas and thoughts. Based on the ideas I saw here, I ended up building my box organization around routered 1x2, 1x4 and 1x6 for fillers and 1/4" dividers cut full height, lower/upper height and middle height. I'm pretty happy with the result, as it allows me to create different height shelves and compartment widths in 2" increments. I made the shelves ~6" wide, and they lay in on top of the router 1x2.

I used a 5/16" router bit for the 1x2 routers, which receive the 1/4" dividers.

Working from the bottom up, I stacked: 1x2 + 1x4 + 1x2 + 1x6 + 1x2 + 1x4 + 1x4. I then shot the 1x2 + 1x4 together with a nailer, the 1x2 + 1x6 together with a nailer, 1x2 + 1x4 + 1x2 together with a nailer. I then just slide the 1/4" dividers in to hold everything together.

The end result allows me to have deep storage, shelves/compartments to hold stuff that is not used very often (valves, repair kits, rain gear, first aid, etc), and then stack stuff on top.

Again, thanks to everyone in the above thread for their ideas. Can't wait to get it on the river.
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