Kitchen cabinet pullout shelving

Old 02-15-17, 08:32 PM
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Hi. I am in need of some advice before I feel confident enough to start this project. My kitchen oniy has one bottom cabinet that is suitably located for canned and packaged food. The kitchen is to small to add any other cabinets so I wanted to install a pullout shelf on each side of the cabinet .I want to keep it simple so Im thinking to have a 2 shelf unit on one side and maybe a 3 shelf unit on the other.The only kind of frame that Im thinking would be sturdy enough for all the wear and tear it will subjected to is to use 2x2s legs and shelf supports, 1/2 in. Plywood for shelves and one side and back of each unit . I would like it to look as professional as I can .I would greatly appreciate any suggestions . The cabinet has two doors( that I dont think I want attached to the pullouts) each side is 16wx28hx23d.9

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Old 02-16-17, 12:57 AM
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The kitchen is to small to add any other cabinets
so I wanted to install a pullout shelf on each side of the cabinet
A little confusing, you state you do not have room but want to add shelving to an existing cabinet?

Picture would greatly help the description.

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Old 02-16-17, 03:44 AM
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Welcome to the forums! These won't fit your application, but since it is a DIY site, you may can glean some information to help you design and build your own. Rev-A-Shelf Tall Filler Pullout Organizer w/Adjustable Shelves (432-TF Series) | Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
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Here is an idea. This is not the correct size, but the design is good:

Cabinet Organizers - Hafele Roll-Out Cabinet Drawer Shelf with Free Shipping |

Buy the drawer slides and materials to build the shelves. The drawer width measurement between the drawer slides is critical for the drawers to function properly. I would suggest full extension slides.
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Thank you all for your time and help.Here are some pics (I didnt know how to post ty) I know it doesnt seem to make sense adding more to already limited space but hoping that some organization will help although that was my main concern about using 2x2s however little there will be wasted space and the appeal of it all. I am thinking a full unit on each side will work better considering the company I keep. The rev a shelf design is probably what I will have to settle for ( I didnt want the front side closed)but I dont comprehend how the sheves just held up by screw and glue will be sturdy enough. My peoblem may be I am an ameteur and I have been sensitized by big box store furniture that you put together and a year later youre taking it out to the curb. If I do go with that design would I use plywood or boards? Great qoute..but as I have measured this cabinet so many times I am thinking about the one that describes insanity! Thanks again.Name:  20170216_084533.jpg
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Old 02-16-17, 08:37 AM
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I have a wall of refrigerator depth cabinets that I put drawers in like shown. But since mine were upper cabinets I put Plexiglas Bottoms in drawers.
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I forgot to ask what kind of drawer slides are recommended?
Old 02-16-17, 06:06 PM
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I've built and installed many rollouts.
It would be nice if you could make the rollouts the full width of the cabinet, minus adjustments for hardware. We can help you with determining the width of rollout drawers, slides and spacers.

To modify the cabinet to full width you need to cut out the middle stile.
The removed stile is attached to the back of the left door. The floating stile (astragal) will fill the gap between the doors.

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As WP posted, you want to use ball bearing full extension slides, they are generally rated for at least 100 pounds and you will have full access to the back of the drawer.
The slides can be side, back or bottom mounted with separately purchased brackets.
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Try these slide out shelves they have a lifetime warranty and also provides videos on how to measure and install your drawers. Has anyone else tried these and can share their experiences?Name:  roll out shelves.jpg
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