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Forum topic by juicegoose posted 12-16-2010 04:56 PM 2797 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2010 04:56 PM

Our kitchen has a row of base cabinets that I’m wanting to modify to pull outs for better access to stuff. Problem is there are 4-5 doors with a stile inbetween each door. I had though of making pull out drawers for each cabinet door but think it would eliminate a lot os space. So my next idea was to cut the center stile out from between each set of doors and then mount the doors on the front of the pull out drawers essentially giving the same look of doors but with the ease of pullouts. Any other ideas or reasons why I shouldn’t do this. I would appreciate any help from cabinet makers out there.

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#1 posted 12-16-2010 05:06 PM

We do pull out shelves in base cabinets for all of our kitchens. We utilize an inexpensive adjustable system that allows customers to adjust the height of the pull out drawers.

In your application, I think I would cut the center style out, then mount that center style to one of the doors, either the left or the right door. This would mean that say, if you mount the center stile to the right door, then you will have to remember the left door needs to be opened first. This may or may not work for what you are wanting to do, but it seems to be the best way. I would not mount the door to the pull outs, mainly because in the base cabinets we do, we have a pull out on the bottom then one more mid way up. This way, when you open the cabinet door, you can pull out either tray, which ever one you prefer. We do mount our doors to the pull out trash containers.

Hope this helps some.

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#2 posted 12-16-2010 05:25 PM

Thanks for the quick reply thats kind of the line I was thinking of taking as well. I was going to use my razor saw to cut the stile loose to keep as much material as possible.

I had also seen an idea where the installer used pegboard elevated slightly on the bottom on the drawer so little pgs could be inserted in different positions. This was used in a tupperware drawer but nifty none the less.

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#3 posted 12-16-2010 11:31 PM

Ron Hazelton shows you how step by step, with video.


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