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#1 posted 05-31-2018 03:04 AM


I wanted to close the loop regarding mounting slides for a pull out spice rack and again thank you for your ideas. Here is what I finally did.

The spice rack is a 5 sided box where the front, back, bottom, and top are ¾” plywood and the closed side is ¼” plywood. The ¼” plywood keeps the box square and adds another ½” depth for spice storage. The box measures 27” tall x 12-1/2” deep x 7” wide. The spice rack is supported from below by a pair of KV 8000 12” Over Travel Bottom Mount Pantry Slides. A single 12” KV 8800 Heavy Duty Full Extension Drawer Slide is centered on the top of the box to keep the spice rack running true when pulled out.

Unfortunately these slides are not self-closing, a feature incorporated in other cabinet door hinges and slides in our kitchen. The slides operate smoothly but for some reason the top slide (KV 8400) engages a catch (more of a bump) as the reaches about half of its full open capacity. The catch is minor and more of an annoyance than anything that affects function.

I opted for bottom and top slide mounting because I wanted the slides concealed and maximum interior storage depth. Relocating the spice would expose side mounted slides where they could be readily seen. This was not the case if the spice rack were located where I had originally planned. I figured 1/4” plywood was insufficient to support the weight of the spice rack with side mounted slides.

I recently finished the cabinets. I am slow, but it did not require 9 months to build the cabinets shown in my original post. After my posted question I realized the cabinet that I planned would not be the best location for the spice rack so I moved the spice rack to a cabinet would hang on the wet wall. In the meantime, I completed the cabinets for the hot wall.

Again, thanks!

The spice rack and cabinet…

KV 8000 Pantry Slides supporting the box from below…

Single 12” KV 8800 slide mounted on top of the box…

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