Door slide mounting hardware for a pull-out hamper

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Forum topic by mike__b posted 05-22-2012 09:24 PM 2144 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-22-2012 09:24 PM

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Hello, I’m new here but I thought this would be the best place for advice on finding some hardware.

We have a pull-out trash can in our kitchen that I am using to inspire a pull-out hamper in our laundry room. In addition to some heavy-duty full-extension rails, I need to make sure that the limited attachment to the door will not create a pivot point which could cause the door to pivot and break the screws I plan to use to attach it.

The best way for me to illustrate it is to post a picture of our pull-out trash bin. Notice the “drawer” part is very small relative to the door. There is a vertical piece of hardware that helps spread the attachment of the door. Can anyone help me find this hardware either as a set or otherwise? The depth of my cabinet will be roughly 30” (to match the washing machine), so I need some extra long slides. The hamper doesn’t have to be full depth though. The hardware on our trash bin is made by Royal, but I don’t care what brand as long as it is good quality.

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#1 posted 05-22-2012 11:03 PM

The pull out you want to build, or what is pictured in your post is simple the way I would do it. I would simply build a drawer box, maybe about 6” tall. Then I would simply install the drawer box upside down while cutting out a hole in the bottom piece of the drawer to hold my laundry container. I would purchase 28” ball bearing drawer glides to utilize. Typical ball bearing drawer glides can be purchased up to 28” long without moving to a higher cost bracket. I buy my drawer glides locally or through some non local sources that deal primarily with cabinet shops. But you should be able to run a google search on ball bearing glides and find a supplier online to get them for you for a good price, or just go wherever your local cabinet shops buy from locally.

The verticle support bar you post in your picture is not required in your application if you do this correctly. If you mount the ball bearing glides within 6” +/- of where you will be pulling the door from, then the operation of the pull out will be smooth. If you think the verticle brace is required, which I don’t, then you could just as easily utilize a 2” X 3/4” solid lumber much in the same way as the brace you speak of. Not sure if I explained myself that clearly but I hope it helps some.

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#2 posted 05-22-2012 11:14 PM

I re read my post, not sure if it is clear as mud or not?

Let’s say for example, you measure from the floor to your mounted drawer glides and they are mounted in the cabinet at 25” height off floor. And your door is fastened to the pull out box and the top of the door measures at 28” off of the floor. You mount your door pull at 26 1/2” off of the floor then your door pull will be setting at approximately 1 1/2” higher then the drawer glides and the operation within these specs would be smooth without any usage of braces.

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