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Forum topic by Scott Johnson posted 03-12-2014 12:28 AM 852 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scott Johnson

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03-12-2014 12:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: shop fixtures shelves drawer slides

I have completed my shop cabinets and all 18 of them are drilled for shelf pins. My shop is located in a room over the garage and I made them flush with the wall bedded between the trusses. Most are either over an workbench or a piece of equipment. I am vertically challenged (short on one end) and reaching up into the cabinet requires standing on a step stool. I am trying to think of how to make some shelves on drawer slides that would fit on a frame and would fit over the shelf pins, when needed I could slide the drawer out to access what is needed. The cabinets are face framed and I am using 105 degree cup hinges so on one side they would need to clear the hinges and on the other the 1/4” face frame. The reason I would like to make them fit over the shelf pins is that as my needs change I could move them from cabinet to cabinet. I know that if they simply rest on the pins and I slide the drawer out it will tip forward so the shelves will have to be a bit shorter than the depth of the cabinet then they could be hooked over the back pins and then pulled a bit forward to fit over both the back and front pins. Any one faced something like this or can offer a solution?

-- Burning wood for heat is great-- such a fitting end for all of my mistakes.


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OggieOglethorpe

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#1 posted 03-12-2014 03:24 PM

I can only suggest a different direction, the same direction kitchen design has gone. Drawers…

Why open a door to pull out a drawer, when you can simply open a drawer? The drawer closes in one step, too. This is handy with full or dirty hands, as you can bump the drawer shut with a leg or hip.

You’ll save the cost of the hinges, too…

If you don’t like the drawer layout down the road, move the slides up or down, and make some new drawer fronts. Since drawer boxes don’t have to be as deep as the fronts, they can be reused.

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OggieOglethorpe

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#2 posted 03-12-2014 03:30 PM

Sorry.. Missed the OVER part of the cabinet locations… I’ll leave the original thoughts up, but I don’t think I’d put pull outs on top cabinets. Most top cabinets are pretty shallow for a reason.

If you’re trying to use deep space up high, is there any way you can use or make some sort of internal rotating shelf system, kind of like a lazy susan on ‘roids?

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Shawn Masterson

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#3 posted 03-12-2014 05:09 PM

I installed a set of roll out trays that were a it. there were 4-1×2’s that were screwed to the inside of the cabinet box. They had pin holes drilled every 2”. The drawer glides had a 1×2 attached to them with 2 dowel’s in them. The dowels went into the up rights and the drawers slid right in.

I hope this makes sense.

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Scott Johnson

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#4 posted 03-12-2014 05:35 PM

Thx, Maybe I will try two runners mounted to the slide bottoms with spring loaded pins to fit the cabinet pin locations. I will mount the slide out shelves and shallow drawers to the slides on top. I won’t have any shop time until next week so I will play with it then, just trying to get ideas and get a direction here. I will post pic’s when done. Thanks again.

-- Burning wood for heat is great-- such a fitting end for all of my mistakes.

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