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Posted on Really wide veneer cabinet / press

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#1 posted 01-31-2018 02:59 PM

I just reread your OP and now I see that you are talking about a large press and really long and fairly deep drawers. I read “file cabinet” and was thinking small.

Instead of using traditional drawer slides perhaps you could make a drawer that has rollers (sort of like garage door rollers but a skateboard wheel might work too) that ride in a track along the insides of the cabinet and use fold down legs to support the side away from the cabinet when it is pulled out? In other words, the outside of the drawer would be supported by the legs when pulled out and the other would be supported by the drawer track of the cabinet. You would have to hold the outside up as you pull it out until you fold the legs down.

Alternatively, you could simply make a set of nesting tables that slide on wheels, each table a little smaller than the one above it. This approach would also allow you to move them around the shop if you have room or a need for that.

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