Sliding Silverware Drawer

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Project by TheChucker posted 04-03-2012 01:49 AM 3702 views 15 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was strolling through Home Depot a while ago and saw a neat concept in their kitchen section for drawers. Having a small kitchen, we always need more space and I copied this idea from what I was at the Depot. I laid out the silverware design and built a sliding storage tray around what I needed. The tray slides on a couple of 20” full extension drawer slides for full access to both top and bottom. The only modification to the drawer was I had to cut out the back so the tray could slide freely.

Easy project, and my wife loves it. Bonus.

-- Wherever you go, there you are.

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#1 posted 04-03-2012 01:59 AM

Very clever

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#2 posted 04-03-2012 04:19 AM

neat idea I just may have to copy it..

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 09:58 AM

I saw the same thing last year and it’s been on my to do list ever since. Maybe this year.
Nice job!


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#4 posted 04-03-2012 12:52 PM

Looks like I’m with rdjack21 – i’m going to copy also.

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

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 05:31 PM

Nice idea…well HD’s, but a very nice duplication. Is there a half back piece to serve as a backstop to prevent contents resting on the bottom of the drawer from sliding out?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 08:09 PM

Great idea! For our junk drawer I made a divider for the bottom and a simple box that slides freely on top. I like the use of the drawer glides. I might have to borrow that one.

-- Benjamen Johnson, Burbs of Minneapolis

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#7 posted 04-04-2012 01:36 AM

Looks much better than the plastic one from bed bath and beyond we use!

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#8 posted 04-05-2012 02:31 AM

Yeah Doug, I only cut out the back of the drawer necessary for the top to slide back. The remainder of the back is still in place to ensure I don’t lose anything out of the drawer.

-- Wherever you go, there you are.

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#9 posted 01-04-2013 04:20 PM

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and I do believe I’ll be joining the group of imitators for this idea !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#10 posted 11-08-2015 08:39 PM

My wife has been after me for something like this for years but I wasn’t sure how to make it. Thanks much!

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