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Project by bobdurnell posted 1132 days ago 4476 views 13 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With almost 29000 LJ’s, I’ll make this quick. Existing pantry cabinet with adjustable shelves converted to a more user friendly unit. Drawers are made and attached to a cradle that is screwed to the existing shelves. The shelves are made secure with a clete. Each time I make these units I improve them a little. This time I tapered the sides to the back preventing canned goods from falling over the back when opening.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.





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Bertha

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#1 posted 1132 days ago

Very well executed. What type of glides did you use?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1132 days ago

Very nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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RockyBlue

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#3 posted 1132 days ago

Good idea for storage.

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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bobdurnell

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#4 posted 1132 days ago

To Bertha—Thanks for asking. I used 22” Fulterer full extension drawer guides. These are comprable to Accuride but not as expensive. Right now I’m making a photo study of the assembly system I use.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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jerrells

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#5 posted 1132 days ago

I have built some smaller bathroom shelves like that and they are great. NICE WORK. Now it inspires me to work on the pantry room, again.

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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Bertha

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#6 posted 1132 days ago

I’ll be looking into the Fulterers. I was mentally adding up the price of the project, should you have been using Blum heavy duties;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 1132 days ago

Very GOOD!

A few months ago, I installed sliding shelves on top of the fixed shelves for all of the lower cabinets.
I used plain full ext. drawer slides 100 lb capacity Horizontally instead of vertically. The weight on those shelves is not as great as in a pantry… the new drawers make a Night / Day difference! We can EASILY get to anywhere on a drawer where before, we just didn’t do it resulting in lost storage or DEAD storage. I’m glad I finally did it… and I only lose 1/2” space vertically plus the 3/8” or 1/2” Baltic Birch bottom. Also, I didn’t bother with sides… I just used Fronts & Backs. Once I got the installation procedure down Pat, it was a piece of cake! (It did require a learning curve!)

At the time, I looked at our pantry, which looks very much like yours… The shelves would be a lot wider and would have to handle a heavier payload forcing the shelf guides to be Vertical as designed… also requiring a means to mount them. I decided to table the idea and to just Think about it for the future. We also have things hanging on the wall which prevents the right-hand doors from fully opening, which would be a problem; the doors must be able to fully open to allow the shelves to slide out.

Can you give us a more detailed view of how you mounted the slides to the cabinet?

I like your slanted sides for a high back… good idea.

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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BYGeorgia

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#8 posted 1132 days ago

Nice.. This is one of my “next” projects. Are they 1/2” ply all around with glued and nailed butt joints?

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bobdurnell

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#9 posted 1132 days ago

To Bertha—The Fulterer guides are as heavy duty as any and are rated 100lbs extended. The cost of five 22”and one 20” was $55. The plywood total was $98.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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bobdurnell

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#10 posted 1132 days ago

To BYGeorgia—the sides are 1/2” but the front and back are 3/4” used glue and screws.

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 1132 days ago

Bob,

Could you please browse their site, find what you used, and give us the link to it?

It would sure help…

Thank you very much.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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bobdurnell

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#12 posted 1132 days ago

To Joe Lyddon— I checked out that site you refered me to and I didn’t know that Fulterer made so many guides. I went out and checked the model # on the ones I have on my shop cabinets and the model number is FR5000. Joe- The guides are on a cradle so to speak that supports the drawer. The cradle and drawer screw right on the existing shelf. I just made a photo study of another drawer unit and I’ll post it as a new project since I don’t know how to get pictures on this posting. Check it out and I hope it helps..bob

-- bobdurnell, Santa Ana California.

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 1132 days ago

Oh, OK… Sounds like you almost made a special box for the whole “sliding shelf”...

I was thinking of using an “L” type thingy on each side… Might be a nightmare… dunno…

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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RexMcKinnon

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#14 posted 1128 days ago

Looks well done and very practical.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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