Do you want to organize your drawers and store your tools tidily? Rousseau offers various solutions to divide your drawers and help you gain in efficiency and productivity.

This article is the first in a series on compartmentalization and is only applicable to heavy-duty R drawers. It gives advice about compartmentalization using metal dividers and partitions.

It features two compartmentalization possibilities with a section dedicated to each of these options.

Option 1 – Preconfigured drawers to get up and running quickly
Option 2 – Personalization for more control

Whichever compartmentalization option you choose, you need to determine the size of your drawers. At Rousseau we use the nominal size of the drawers as a reference.

To find the nominal width and depth of your drawer, measure the inside dimensions and refer to the chart below. The dimensions in blue correspond to the nominal width and depth of your drawer and are the dimensions to use at all times.

Interior width Interior depth
14" 20" 26" 32" 38" 44" 50" 56"
15" n/a n/a 30"W x 18"D 36"W x 18"D 42"W x 18"D 48"W x 18"D n/a n/a
18" n/a 24"W x 21"D 30"W x 21"D n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
21" 18"W x 24"D 24"W x 24"D 30"W x 24"D 36"W x 24"D 42"W x 24"D 48"W x 24"D 54"W x 24"D 60"W x 24"D
24" 18"W x 27"D 24"W x 27"D 30"W x 27"D 36"W x 27"D 42"W x 27"D 48"W x 27"D 54"W x 27"D 60"W x 27"D

You also need to determine the nominal height of your drawer. This corresponds to the external height of the front of the drawer. The diagrams below provide the possible dimensions.

Drawer Configuration

Do you have all the information you need? Now refer to the section corresponding to what compartmentalization option you have chosen.

 

Option 1 – Preconfigured drawers to get up and running quickly

Look up the possible configurations on our website at the following link: rousseaumetal.com/compartmentalization. Select the dimensions of your drawer and the configurations will then appear. You then just have to choose the desired configuration and specify the height of the drawer. You can request a quote immediately by clicking on "Request a quote."

Example:

Compartmentalization Order

The red rectangle indicates where to find the product code. The green rectangle indicates where to select the drawer height.

Note: If you do not want to request a quote immediately and only want to note down the code for later, you will need to complete the code manually. For example, the code R00KE-A0308__ in the previous example would become R00KE-A030803 for 3" high drawers.

 

Option 2 – Personalization for more control

You can also create your own configuration with individual dividers. With this option, you also need to determine the dimensions of your drawers.

Once you have found the right dimensions, you can create your drawer compartments. Our help to compartmentalize document contains empty drawer graphics for each dimension to help you.

Here are the sizes and codes for the metal dividers/partitions available.

Front to Back Partition

Nominal Depth (Partition Depth)  Nominal Height (Partition Height)
3"
(1 5/8")
4"
(2 5/8")
5"
(3 5/8")
6 & 7"
(4 5/8")
8 & 9"
(6 5/8")
10"
(8 5/8")
12 & 14"
(10 5/8")
18" (15") RG00-1803 RG00-1804 RG00-1805 RG00-1806 RG00-1808 RG00-1810 RG00-1812
21" (18") RG00-2103 RG00-2104 RG00-2105 RG00-2106 RG00-2108 RG00-2110 RG00-2112
24" (21") RG00-2403 RG00-2404 RG00-2405 RG00-2406 RG00-2408 RG00-2410 RG00-2412
27" (24") RG00-2703 RG00-2704 RG00-2705 RG00-2706 RG00-2708 RG00-2710 RG00-2712

 

Left to Right Partition

Nominal Width (Partition Width) Nominal Height (Partition Height)
3"
(1 5/8")
4"
(2 5/8")
5"
(3 5/8")
6 & 7"
(4 5/8")
8 & 9"
(6 5/8")
10"
(8 5/8")
12 & 14"
(10 5/8")
24" (20") RG01-2403 RG01-2404 RG01-2405 RG01-2406 RG01-2408 RG01-2410 RG01-2412
30" (26") RG01-3003 RG01-3004 RG01-3005 RG01-3006 RG01-3008 RG01-3010 RG01-3012
36" (32") RG01-3603 RG01-3604 RG01-3605 RG01-3606 RG01-3608 RG01-3610 RG01-3612
42" (38") RG01-4203 RG01-4204 RG01-4205 RG01-4206 RG01-4208 RG01-4210 RG01-4212
48" (44") RG01-4803 RG01-4804 RG01-4805 RG01-4806 RG01-4808 RG01-4810 RG01-4812
54" (50") RG01-5403 RG01-5404 RG01-5405 RG01-5406 RG01-5408 RG01-5410 RG01-5412
60" (56") RG01-6003 RG01-6004 RG01-6005 RG01-6006 RG01-6008 RG01-6010 RG01-6012

 

Dividers

Divider Width Nominal Height (Divider Height)
3"
(1 5/8")
4"
(2 5/8")
5"
(3 5/8")
6 & 7"
(4 5/8")
8 & 9"
(6 5/8")
10"
(8 5/8")
12 & 14"
(10 5/8")
3" RG10-03003 RG10-03004 RG10-03005 RG10-03006 - - -
*3.5" RG10-03503 RG10-03504 RG10-03505 RG10-03506 - - -
4" RG10-04003 RG10-04004 RG10-04005 RG10-04006 - - -
5" RG10-05003 RG10-05004 RG10-05005 RG10-05006 RG10-05008 RG10-05010 -
*5.5 RG10-05503 RG10-05504 RG10-05505 RG10-05506 RG10-05508 RG10-05510 -
6" RG10-06003 RG10-06004 RG10-06005 RG10-06006 RG10-06008 RG10-06010 RG10-06012
*6.5" RG10-06503 RG10-06504 RG10-06505 RG10-06506 RG10-06508 RG10-06510 RG10-06512
7" RG10-07003 RG10-07004 RG10-07005 RG10-07006 RG10-07008 RG10-07010 RG10-07012
8" RG10-08003 RG10-08004 RG10-08005 RG10-08006 RG10-08008 RG10-08010 RG10-08012
9" RG10-09003 RG10-09004 RG10-09005 RG10-09006 RG10-09008 RG10-09010 RG10-09012
*9.5" RG10-09503 RG10-09504 RG10-09505 RG10-09506 RG10-09508 RG10-09510 RG10-09512
10" RG10-10003 RG10-10004 RG10-10005 RG10-10006 RG10-10008 RG10-10010 RG10-10012
11" RG10-11003 RG10-11004 RG10-11005 RG10-11006 RG10-11008 RG10-11010 RG10-11012 
12" RG10-12003 RG10-12004 RG10-12005 RG10-12006 RG10-12008 RG10-12010 RG10-12012
13" RG10-13003 RG10-13004 RG10-13005 RG10-13006 RG10-13008 RG10-13010 RG10-13012
14" RG10-14003 RG10-14004 RG10-14005 RG10-14006 RG10-14008 RG10-14010 RG10-14012
15" RG10-15003 RG10-15004 RG10-15005 RG10-15006 RG10-15008 RG10-15010 RG10-15012
16" RG10-16003 RG10-16004 RG10-16005 RG10-16006 RG10-16008 RG10-16010 RG10-16012
*These dimensions are not compatible with all drawer widths.

The following image shows you the size of the compartments created using metal dividers. You can then note the space taken up by the divider and subtract it to get the size of the compartments.

Compartment Dimensions

 

This article only deals with creating compartments with metal dividers for heavy-duty R drawers. However, Rousseau offers other configuration options and other drawer accessories. These include plastic bins, groove trays, foam, and file holders. Compartmentalization with plastic bins and groove trays as well as compartmentalization of compact L drawers will be the subject of future articles.

For more information about compartmentalization, please consult our general brochure.