...for a built in spice rack drawer. This is something my brother in
law is building for his new kitchen. He wants to use this instead of
dowels. So, he is looking for either a rod or a tube ~1/4" in diameter
and about 24" long. I don't know how many he needs, but I would think
about 10 or 20. I cannot, nor can he, find much out there this size.
Anybody have any pointers?
find the tubing, cut to length, then take it somewhere to get chromed? look
in your yellow pages for local chroming shops.
you can get 1/4" steel, copper, brass, or aluminium rod in home depot pretty
OMG thats INSANE !!!! Unless you are rich and want to watch them chrome
your rod, go to a home center like Home Depot and get your 7/8" - 1"
closet rod with the rod holders ... It's gonna be a lot cheaper
well, if you'd bother to read, he's looking for 1/4" rod or tube, which i
doubt you'd find closet rods to match.
it's not that expensive to have things chromed or plated, especially if you
don't have a time constraint. it just goes into the basket with the next
job. auto or motorcycle customing places know where/how to do this cheaply.
heck, with the right kit, you can plate gold at home with some not so common
chemicals, for not very much.
24" long is also unusually long for a supply, I've never seen one that
long. If it's available, it's mighty soft stuff - at 24" long it would
bend very easily and stay that way until someone tried to straighten it
and put additional bends in it.
To the OP: it's better to crosspost your one question to a couple
related newsgroups than to post separately to each newsgroup.
I think it might be made to work. That's why I suggested he check it out. There
are certainly more expensive alternatives that would be easier. You always could
buy 1/4" steel rod and have it custom plated.
> ....for a built in spice rack drawer. This is something my
It shouldn't be too hard to find 3/8" chrome risers for bath or kitchen
Most people use the braided supplies, but the chrome ones are
You might have to find a metal dowel that fits inside
for strength (the chrome
risers are chrome-plated soft copper and
Is he really stuck on chrome?
Personally, I make kitchenwear with high-polished stainless steel
instead -- no plating to wear through or get scratched, and stainless is
easy to silver braze if you need joints. 1/4" stainless tube and rods
are easy to find from any good metal supplier.
firstname.lastname@example.org is Joshua Putnam
Here you can buy 5/8" chrome plated steel tubing. (Quite a bit bigger
than the original request.) :
It's part of some kitchen organization system.
As suggested elsewhere, you could use stainless steel. If you use
chrome plated material you have a weak points at the ends. For
example, at www.mcmaster.com you can get mirror polished 1/4" diam
stainless steel (type 304) rods (item 1256T14). However, this ends up
being kind of pricy if you need 40 feet of it. If you want to save
money and do your own polishing then the mill finish (item 89535K21) is
a LOT cheaper. That might not be too bad if you go for a coarse,
brushed finish. I guess you could also consider aluminum or brass.
(Aluminum would be easier to polish.) Another place that sells this
kind of thing is www.mscdirect.com.
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