Shop update #193 (7-7-21) Home made slide out shelves edition
My wife has been bugging me for a while to make some pull out shelves for our kitchen. I finally came up with a design that I liked and made them this weekend.
This is the cabinet that we hold our pots and pans in. I removed the top shelf to make room for working on new sliding shelves for the bottom.
The openings are 12 inches wide and 22 1/2 inches deep, but the hinges and doors make the opening closer to 11 1/2.
I cut some 3/4″ plywood down to 10 3/4″ by 21″ on the table saw. I used some of the cutoff plywood to make small walls for the front of the shelves.
I then attached the drawer slides to the sides of the shelves and to some 2 1/2″ pine boards for the outside runners.
I drilled some holes and countersinks into the tops of the outside runner boards so that I can screw them down into the floor of the cabinet. I finally got to use my extra long 1/8″ drill bit!
I screwed everything down inside the cabinet and made sure that the runners were parallel and the shelves slid properly.
I got them fine tuned and then cut some 1×2’s down to size and made short walls for the shelves.
I installed the shelves back into the cabinets and everything is sliding nicely. I’m going to pull everything back out next weekend and sand, stain, and clear coat them.