Secure Glasses & Cups
Drinking glasses and cups have a way of flying around inside cupboards when on the road. To prevent them from becoming missiles and causing breakage I concocted a system that works 100% of the time.
Place 6 or 8 glasses or coffee cups upside down on a piece of 1/2" plywood. Arrange them about 1/2" apart and draw circles around the rims. Cut the plywood piece around the grouping. Make sure the arrangement will fit in your cupboard.
Drill a 1/8" hole in the center of each circle and countersink the holes from the bottom side to accommodate wood screws.
Cut 3/4" dowel into lengths about 1/2" less than the inside depth of your glasses or cups. Drill 1/8" holes into the center of each dowel.
Cover your plywood square with some kind of fabric for the glasses to rest upon. Staple or glue to the plywood's under side.
Insert wood screws from the bottom, through the fabric and into the holes in the dowels. Tighten until dowels are secure and screw heads are flush.
Now steal a swimming noodle from the kids. (They won't miss one.) Cut to the length of the dowels and slide them on. Place your cups or glasses over the foam noodle posts and trim the foam if necessary.
Place the finished unit(s) into the cupboards and you're ready to rock 'n roll.
We use that rubbery net-like anti-slip stuff like shelf paper and it keeps everything in place, including these holders. They not only secure the glassware but retrieving a glass or cup when you need it is a snap.