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Forum topic by Garbanzolasvegas posted 02-06-2015 03:28 AM 555 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Garbanzolasvegas

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02-06-2015 03:28 AM

I am in the middle of a build… I need a mobile kitchen island. Hard to explain why, I just do. I want a rustic pine piece of work. I found one online I am emulating mine to be like.. SEE

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Mine is pretty much coming together like the one here, but a little more refined..

For one I am going to use modern drawer slides for the upper drawers. And have the same style crate underneath.

While screwing it all together I was thinking about when one pulls out the crate storage things won’t it wear and tear on what it is resting on? Wont theses crates (so to speak) wear the wood down its resting on?

That having been said, would to be blasphemous (ANTI-RUSTIC) to attach drawer slides to them as well. Hidden of course, because one has to make adjustment to width to accommodate the drawer slides

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#1 posted 02-06-2015 03:35 AM

Being that it’s a rustic pc, part of the charm is being able to pull those crates out and set them on the table to access them.
I doubt it would ever wear out the wood it is sliding on.
Might scar it up a little, you could always put some nylon guides on the bottom of them.

On the other hand,
I wouldn’t have any problem putting guides on them if that’s what I wanted. It’s your’s, who cares what’s right or wrong to someone else….no rules as far as I’m concerned.

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#2 posted 02-06-2015 04:01 AM



Being that it s a rustic pc, part of the charm is being able to pull those crates out and set them on the table to access them.
I doubt it would ever wear out the wood it is sliding on.
Might scar it up a little, you could always put some nylon guides on the bottom of them.

On the other hand,
I wouldn t have any problem putting guides on them if that s what I wanted. It s your s, who cares what s right or wrong to someone else….no rules as far as I m concerned.

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#3 posted 02-06-2015 06:27 PM

Have to also think about how you cook in the kitchen. I prefer to open a drawer with one hand, grab what I need and push the drawer shut as I’m moving on. I don’t want to have to fuss over a drawer that isn’t going in perfectly square and getting jambed up taking two hands to align. One thought I have is a box drawer glide on its side (lay flat between the bottom of the crate and the shelf it is sitting on) Then it is concealed and you get the rustic look and the convenience of a smoothing operating drawer. Granted when you lay a box slide flat instead of vertical like you typically would, you lose a lot of the weight capacity. Just some food for thought. In this case I would also consult with the boss – if in doubt, ask the wife.

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#4 posted 02-06-2015 06:54 PM



Have to also think about how you cook in the kitchen. I prefer to open a drawer with one hand, grab what I need and push the drawer shut as I m moving on. I don t want to have to fuss over a drawer that isn t going in perfectly square and getting jambed up taking two hands to align. One thought I have is a box drawer glide on its side (lay flat between the bottom of the crate and the shelf it is sitting on) Then it is concealed and you get the rustic look and the convenience of a smoothing operating drawer. Granted when you lay a box slide flat instead of vertical like you typically would, you lose a lot of the weight capacity. Just some food for thought. In this case I would also consult with the boss – if in doubt, ask the wife.

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Touche!

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