K-Cup Drawer Organizer

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Introduction: K-Cup Drawer Organizer

I hated all my K-cups rolling around in my drawer, so I made an organizer for one of my lesser used kitchen drawers. I had access to a laser cutter, but this can easily be done with hand tools.

Step 1: Tools Needed

  • 1/4 or 5mm plywood from big box store. 3mm ply works as well, but is a bit harder to track down.
  • Straight edge measuring tool.
  • Pencil
  • Drill with access to a 1.5 or 1.25 inch drill bit.

Step 2: Measure Your Drawer

  • Take accurate measurements of your drawer's width and length
  • Transfer the measurements to the plywood and cut it to a size to fit into the drawer. This will become the top panel of the organizer.

Step 3: Make Some Sides for the K-Cup Organizer

  • I cut walls that would line the edge of the drawer and hold the K-Cup organizer up in the drawer, so when cups are dropped in they don't rest on the bottom of the drawer. I cut my sides three inches tal, but this could vary depending on your drawer depth
  • Since I had access to a laser cutter, I made mine with tabs so they could lock together. They could also be hot glued, taped or if you keep tight tolerances, you could just wedge them in and they will stay up.

Step 4: Layout K-Cup Openings

A K-cup is roughly two inches across. Make the round opening anywhere from 1.25 to 1.5 to allow the cup to fit in the hole, but sit a bit proud so that they are easier to grab. I marked the drawer and used a shot glass to draw my 1.5 inch circles so I could visualize the layout better.

Step 5:

Step 6: Cut Openings

Use a drill with an appropriate sized bit to make your openings. Place the finished panel into the drawer.

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    4 Discussions

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    glenking2003

    Nice! But I tried that type design myself, and found issues.

    A better solution: wooden slats and dowels. The slats should be the lengthwise components, 1.25” x 0.25” x (drawer length). The dowels (1/8” works fine) make a crosshatch, spaced every two inches across all the slats. To install them, drill holes in the slats 1/4” from the top of the slat (you can drill them all at once by aligning them and taping them together) with a 1/8” drill bit. This keeps the K cups in-place while making the tops of them easily accessible to be pulled out with your fingers. Additionally, the square holes hold other things like tea bags etc.

    NOTE; If you are concerned about the bottom of the k-cups resting on the drawer surface and thereby collecting contaminants, just get slats that will be taller in the drawer.

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    j1shalack
    j1shalack

    2 years ago

    The same design, with hinges, could be mounted under an upper cabinet...!

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    DIY Hacks and How Tos

    Awesome design. For deeper drawers you could even use the space under the cups to store sugars and creams and other add-ons.

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    Snackattacker
    Snackattacker

    Reply 3 years ago

    I keep all my Keurig manuals under there and my cleaning supplies. We are planning a kitchen redesign soon and I hope to make a dual level design where the top one slides back to expose the lower level.