Create Custom Tool Drawer Liners with a T-Shirt and Spray Foam

By Jason Fitzpatrick on August 30th, 2011

If you’re looking for a way to create a custom fit drawer liner for your tools, electronics, or other small objects, this clever hack uses some old fabric and expanding spray foam to create a perfect fit.

All you need for this project is the drawer you want to fit with a liner, the tools/objects you want to create a mold for, some fabric (like an old t-shirt) and a can of expanding foam. Lay the tools in the drawer, arranged like you’d like them, drape with with the cloth, and then spray the foam on. Let it expand for a few moments and then place a backer on top of the foam (like a piece of old plywood cut to fit) and weigh it down. Let the foam set over night and then pull it out and flip it over, fitting it into the drawer face up. The result looks like the photo above, a clean and perfectly fit insert for your favorite tools.

Hit up the link below for additional tips and more photos.

Pamper Your Tools in a Cozy Drawer Space! [MadModder Forums via Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 08/30/11
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