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Project #3: Pull Out Shelves

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Project by DannyW posted 03-21-2019 02:29 AM 1175 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised my wife that I would make some pull out shelves for the kitchen. They didn’t turn out perfect but I am learning a lot as I go. They do roll out smoothly on full extension slides. Frame is red oak, bottom is 1/4” birch plywood in a groove, and finish is Danish oil. Rabbets and grooves were done on my router table, Titebond III was used for the glue-ups, and I used my new Delta table saw to cut the bottom (works great, so much easier to use than the small job site saw that I had before).

-- -DannyW





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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 03-21-2019 04:52 AM

Looks like you have padded out the slides to clear your face frames, that is what I do, seems like a sturdy way to mount them. I was just at a home show where they had 2 companies selling these installed, and in both cases they didn’t have the slides on anything except the inner lip of the bottom, and then the side of the face frame. I suppose a bracket hanging from the back side. Both came out with a wiggle, some noise and what seemed to be a promise to not last long.

You want it done right, do it yourself. Looks like a nice job on what you have there. I imagine the Wife is really impressed.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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DannyW

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#2 posted 03-21-2019 02:04 PM

Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated. I am new to this woodworking journey but enjoying every step of the way and learning as I go. For example on this project I learned that just because lumber that you buy is s4s it still needs to be checked for size. After gluing and routing the sides and back I found that the tops of the frame members did not line up because the boards were not all the same width. I will be sure to check that next time and rip them all to the same width.

-- -DannyW

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SMP

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#3 posted 03-21-2019 05:00 PM



Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated. I am new to this woodworking journey but enjoying every step of the way and learning as I go. For example on this project I learned that just because lumber that you buy is s4s it still needs to be checked for size. After gluing and routing the sides and back I found that the tops of the frame members did not line up because the boards were not all the same width. I will be sure to check that next time and rip them all to the same width.

- DannyW

Yes, trust but verify. I also try to use the same piece of wood if thickness is important when using S4s. I’ve bought plenty of 1x material that you think should all be around 3/4. But even from the same store, same brand, same sku, etc the thickness can be 1/16th off between 2 sticks of wood, and you end up with a faceframe or door with a fingernail off glue up.

Interesting design, where did you get the plans?

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majuvla

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#4 posted 03-21-2019 05:09 PM

Very practical…I like two hights on sides.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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DannyW

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#5 posted 03-21-2019 05:19 PM

No plans just my own ideas with inspiration from some folks on here. I wanted the backs to be taller so that pans didn’t fall out. And I had much more than a fingernail difference that I ended up sanding off.

-- -DannyW

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fivecodys

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#6 posted 03-21-2019 06:04 PM

They look great!
I really need to build a set of these.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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DannyW

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#7 posted 03-21-2019 06:50 PM

Thanks! I’m sure with more experience you can build them much faster than I did on this project. The way I look at it though is that time doesn’t matter, it is the learning process that is important.

-- -DannyW

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Travis

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#8 posted 03-21-2019 07:47 PM

They look great to me! I think the wood choice contrasts nicely with your cabinets.

-- Extra screws left over are just evidence I found a better way to put it together.

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DannyW

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#9 posted 03-21-2019 08:03 PM

Thanks!

-- -DannyW

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Tim Dahn

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#10 posted 03-21-2019 10:15 PM

Looks good, pull out shelves are a nice addition. You may want to consider protecting the the cabinet door so the drawer slide doesn’t scratch up the inside of the door. DAMHIKT :)

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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