I’m feeling a bit like Tim the Toolman Taylor after completing this DIY Under Counter Sink Tray project! Needless to say, I’m pumped at how the finished product looks!
This is how my sink looked before I installed the tray. And, I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan of leaving my soap wand lying on the sink. So, I decided to do something about it!
And there it was, a sink accessory tray kit which was exactly what I needed!
The first step in the process was to remove the piece of cabinet that the tray would attach to. Thankfully it was screwed in and I didn’t have to do any crazy finagling to get it off! After all, busting the cabinet piece would ruin the whole project.
Now you need to install the hinge. You’ll need to drill pilot holes for your screws. And, take it from me, if you get the same kit, use the top screw hole. If you don’t then your hinge is going to rub the screw when you open and shut the door. (After I had finished the project I had to take it apart to switch holes.)
This is the trickiest step and you’ll need an additional set of hands. Get someone to hold the cabinet over the whole making sure it’s straight. Stick your head inside the cabinet and mark where your holes need to be with a pencil. My dad always said measure twice and cut once. And, even though I wasn’t cutting anything, the same rule applies here. So, check and double check to make sure you get the holes in the correct spot as this step is crucial!
Drill pilot holes where you’ll attach your tray and the other side of your hinge. (Trent was hilarious. He knew this was my first time drilling pilot holes and he thought I was going to drill through the cabinet and into the floor. He was worried about the floor. I was more worried about the cabinet cause I’m hoping to replace this flooring someday. I told him there’d be a large problem if I drilled through the cabinet and into the floor!) I’m happy to report that I did a fabulous job on my pilot holes and the cabinet/floor were not harmed in the process. :O)
The last step is connecting the cabinet to the other side of the hinge. Place the cabinet over the whole and start the screws into the holes by hand. Now you’ll need to stick your head inside the cabinet and finish screwing the cabinet to the hinge. (You’ll likely need a flash light because the cabinet will need to be shut.)
And voila! There you have it – an under counter sink accessory tray! Trust me, if I can do this project so you can!
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