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.



2 Replies to “Shop update #193 (7-7-21) Home made slide out shelves edition”

Pavan Kalyan

July 8, 2021 at 2:41 pm

Great Images and woodwork designs.



    July 9, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Thank you very much!


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