|Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop||posted 12-31-2013 09:06 PM||887 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is an adaptation for an existing cabinet that had an adjustable shelf located directly under the stove top (pictures three and four) As you can see, it cannot be used for much of anything except nicknacks or huge items like the crockpot. Also, if you put anything in there it would need to be nice looking since it is out in broad view for everyone to see. My mother (her cabinets) asked if I could build drawers for her to replace that void. Since there was a really nice fluted face frame, had to come up with an easy method to mount the drawers without shims.
I made a lightweight carcass box with an open back and top and bottom dust frame assembly with solid sides. This assembly slid right in with only about an 1/8 of an inch on both sides. It was then screwed to the bottom of the existing cabinet and “L” bracketed to the decorative drawer front above it to keep the whole thing square. Also, if you look close in picture 4 there is an electrical box for the stove top in the back middle of the void that I had to account for, so I had to shorten the box by that thickness.
Drawers were made out of Sugar Pine with 3/4” bottoms for adequate weight use in the drawers. Boxes were dovetailed and cut to a width that I could get a half pin on top and bottom without having to use the variable spacing feature. I then used 18” soft close slides from Lowes (By the way, work much better than the Home Depot Versions for a couple dollars more) to finish it off. I have purchased Ash for the fronts but I ran short on time for Christmas since they require 9 coats of Poly since that is what the cabinet maker did years ago for that gloss finish. I will keep you posted on the finished fronts later.
Thanks for looking!
-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK