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ptofimpact

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01-27-2013 03:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: kitchen pullout plywood

We plan on doing a few Kitchen Pullouts in the near future. Have info from the DIY site, and they specify using Baltic Birch Plywood in 3/4 . The pullouts we plan on making, will be for some pots and pans, as well as baking sheets with rolls of paper good [ wax paper ect]
None of the pullouts will carry anywheres near 75-100 lbs, does anyone know if I can use the Baltic Birch in 1/2 inch width? Reason being, the 1/2 inch is more readily available in 2×4 pieces, and a full sheet of 3/4 wont fit into a vehicle, and they wont deliver the 4×8 sheet of 3/4.
Thanks, and help appreciated.

-- Pete in NC


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Alongiron

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 03:11 PM

Pete

I do not see any problems with using it. I am sure that the pull outs will not be wider then 14” or so. One thing that i would do is to make sure that you use a dado joint.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 03:17 PM

We use 5/8 Baltic. It comes in 5×5 sheets. We find the extra thickness helpful in making strong corner joints. The 1/2 is undersized just a tad, so is the 5/8, but it is around 9/16 or more. Maybe you could get them to rip the sheet in half?

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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ptofimpact

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 03:17 PM

Alongiron, thank you for your help, and the widest is around 16”, however, there would not be any significant weight, a few pots and lids is all. I dont have a table saw, but do have a router table, perhaps I can dado the joints with it?

-- Pete in NC

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 03:50 PM

I used 1/2” exclusively for the pullouts in my new pantry, and they do have 100 lbs. slides, some holding lots of weight. You just have to be sure to construct them right. In addition to my normal floating bottom panels, I also glued in cleats and middle brace on the bottoms for extra support.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#5 posted 01-27-2013 04:51 PM

Do a dado to match the thickness of the ply about 3/8” to 1/2” from the edge.
Use Tite Bond and brad nails or clamp till set.
Used this method on my own, ( Wife’s ) cabinets, 10 years no problem.
All of the base units are pullout.

Hope this will help.

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ptofimpact

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#6 posted 01-27-2013 05:00 PM

Wdwerker, Cosmicsniper, Gopher, Alongiron, thank you all so much for direction and help, never made pullouts, or furniture type projects, with the exception on the basic quilt rack I posted, so a bit unsure of it. Are your pullouts posted here?
Thanks.

-- Pete in NC

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Gopher

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#7 posted 01-27-2013 05:22 PM

Not mine.
I just joined the site, have never posted any of my work, sold a lot but never posted on the net.
Been doing woodwork as long as I can remember, started as a kid and now recently retired.
Trying to slow down a little and enjoy the craft rather than build for others.
I’ll be in and out of here a lot I hope, and maybe post some things too.

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ptofimpact

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#8 posted 02-06-2013 01:24 PM

I wanted to share this; Birch Plywood from Big Box Store…Go Figure
In my search for good plywood, pullout hardware, and a decent circular saw blade, to use making Kitchen Pullouts, started researching online for prices and quality wood. The only way for me to buy the ply was thru online purchase, and much to my surprise, one of the box stores offered ‘Free Shipping’ on orders over 45 bucks. Well, had to take advantage, so ordered a 4 Pack of birch ply cut into 2’ x 4’ pieces [ no table saw ] 2 pieces of Poplar 1×2 x 4’, 2 sets pullout hardware, and a circular saw blade. So the order comes to about 60 bucks, Free Shipping, here is where the story gets good.
A few days pass, 1st box via UPS, with circular saw blade, good deal shipped from NC to NC.
Receive Emails with UPS confirm numbers for remaining items, plywood and hardware to be delivered on Feb 6th, but, .... on Feb 5th, UPS delivers a Big Box, not kidding, the box measures 96” x 10 1/2” x 6 1/2” ..... this HUGE box was shipped from Windsor Locks CT to NC….with a cost to shipper of $ 30.30…the box contained….................................... 2 pieces of Poplar, 1” x 2” x 4’
Waiting for the plywood, which was shipped from MA to NC, and the hardware from NJ to NC….
Now I am pleased as punch to get Free shipping, but, how does a company absorb all these shipping costs on a 60 dollar order?? Maybe the more important question….......why would these common items need be shipped from so many places, when the big box store has presence in NC???? Go Figure…...
I am including a few pics of the Huge Box with its contents…..crazy if you ask me~

-- Pete in NC

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