|Project by LeeInAZ||posted 08-28-2011 12:31 AM||8421 views||116 times favorited||25 comments|
I originally had a set of metal framed shelves that I stored all of my cans and bottles on. Small cans stored on deep shelves were too often forgotten or hard to get at and I was wanting something better. I got the inspiration for this cabinet from a poster on another forum who built slide out racks to fit into his shelves. I decided to reclaim some floor space and make a wall cabinet that incorporated several slide out shelves.
Like my other cabinets, this is built from 3/4” Baltic Birch. Each of the slide outs is mounted on a pair of standard 100lb full extension drawer slides set parallel to each other on the back, and fastened to the base cabinet by an internal frame, similar to what you would use between the drawers on a wide base cabinet. I cut all of the false fronts from a single piece of 1/4” Birch plywood, and fastened them to the slide outs with Fastcap Adhesive/Activator system. It worked very well and gave me a nice grain matched front. I made the two left slide outs wide enough to hold a gallon can or bottle (7 1/2”), and the other three wide enough for a quart bottle or can (5 1/2”). Each slide out has adjustable height shelves.
This was the first project where I figured out every detail from the start using Sketchup. As it turned out, I was glad I did as I had miscalculated on my width originally and had to add a few inches to make all of my slide outs fit.
-- Lee - Phoenix, AZ