Kitchen Cabinet pull-out organizer for my wife for Xmas

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Project by linjay posted 12-29-2012 06:28 PM 1891 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This used to be a standard purchased lower cabinet with 1 shelf and door. All the plastic containers were stuffed in there and it was always hard to find the right lid, etc.. I removed the door and made the opening wider so there is actually more accessible space and everything is easy to see. I design everything in 3-D to make sure I have a workable plan, decent drawings and to make the project go quicly. The 24” Richelieu slides are from HD were selected because of their low vertical height, they were easy to get and they were inexpensive. I would have preferred to use Blum 562H5330B slides but these did not meet any of those requirements. I could have made these work at some sacrifice in storrage space but I wasn’t prepared to make these tradeoffs fo a bit smoother action.
The slides are attached to a 3/4” piece of fir plywood that acts as a carriage. Installation of the slides took a little more time than expected because I found that the cabinet sidewalls were not parallel and converged toward the back. With the carriage being a separate item it was easy to see what the problem was and how to fix it. The organizer is a separate unit that just attaches to the carriage. This made it easy to get the slide working properly and then to easily locate the organizer ‘to suit’ at final assemby.
Now my wife can see how she wants to arrange things and then she may want me to add some small features to segregate items better, etc.

-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 06:45 PM

This is a great idea,good job.

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#2 posted 12-30-2012 09:46 AM

A definite asset to a kitchen.

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 05:38 PM

Nice work, real handy

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 02:24 PM

nice job…
question …the slides, they are both on the right hand side (bottom and top) ?

-- Pabs

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#5 posted 02-14-2013 01:30 PM

The slides are mounted on each side of a piece of 3/4” plywood. This platform acts as a carriage on which the main assembly is attched. This made for fairly easy installation. I was able to get the carriage installed as a separate unit and running properly. You can see one white slide in the picture. Then all I had to do was attach the mmain assembly. The carriage & slides eat up about 1-1/4” of vertical space but allow the main assmbly to be wider and lighter. Overall it gives more storrage space where you need it.

-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada

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