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Posted on Need help designing a pull down storage unit.

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 05:48 PM

I bought some pull-down units from Lee Valley
some years ago for a job. We didn’t end up
using them because you lose quite a bit of usable
space front-to-back. The rack capacity was
only 8” deep or something for mounting in a
12” deep upper cabinet.

In engineering something like that you would
need to consider springs or gas shocks. Also
the length of the arms to make a pull-down that
has much depth and still clears the shelf below
might be pretty long. In short, I think scaling
up cabinet pull-downs might be a frustrating

Another solution which would be quicker to
figure out I think would be to use hoists for the
upper shelves and convert the lower shelves into
roll-out units. Still, considering the work and
expense of such a solution and the hassle of
getting upper-shelf access it doesn’t sound very
attractive to me.

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