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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 11-23-2015 01:36 AM 755 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2015 01:36 AM

I’m designing a cabinet in sketchup and I’m looking for something that I can mount to a tall drawer to let it slide out of the cabinet and also spin.

It’s a tall drawer to hold necklaces and i figure it would be easier if it could slide out of the cabinet and then spin to make it easier to access the necklaces.

I tried to figure some easy way out so I could make the drawer the full height and not lose room from a slide or something. Maybe I am over thinking it.

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#1 posted 11-23-2015 01:38 AM

Why not do normal dadoed in slides and then a lazy susan type bearing so it can spin.

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#2 posted 11-23-2015 02:08 AM

I had thought about that, but would like it to be hidden for the most part (concerning the case work).

I swear I saw something similar on a jewelry box.

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#3 posted 11-23-2015 02:23 AM

Maybe you could use some flipper door hardware. May have to do some engineering.

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#4 posted 11-23-2015 03:21 AM

I built 2 free standing jewelry chests with 29” tall pocket pull out necklace drawers on either side. I used pocket door slides and 90 degree column hinges. I preferred the drawers open about 60-70 degrees. I did this by doing a slight 45 degree camber on the drawer bottom[hinge side] and used a 6 mm BB plywood spacer between the drawer side and slide carrier board when mounting the hinges. You get full drawer height but not full depth . I used 14” slides and my drawers were 10 1/2” wide.

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#5 posted 11-23-2015 04:46 AM

grass, when you say pocket door slides, you mean like these?

These are what I thought of at first to suggest adapting, but couldn’t remember what they were called. If that’s what you mean, thanks for helping me learn the terminology!

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#6 posted 11-23-2015 05:12 AM

Bottom drawer slide with a lazy Susan deal mounted below the bottom. With a circular cutout in the bottom?

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#7 posted 11-24-2015 03:02 AM

Yes. My slides from Lee Valley and hinges from Custom Service Hardware. The hinges are designed for the narrow flip door on pocket doors.

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#8 posted 11-24-2015 03:23 AM

Make a double frame. The outer frame slides out the inner frame pivots on center pins.

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#9 posted 11-24-2015 05:00 AM

Make a double frame. The outer frame slides out the inner frame pivots on center pins.

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Sounds good, may use that myself on a upcoming project.

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