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Posted on Pull out drawers behind cabinet doors?

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#1 posted 02-28-2021 12:54 PM

i love the drawer idea, myself, but since i have so many cabinets in my kitchen, it’d be a nightmare :)

we’ve lived in our house just over 20 years and have pullout shelves in all the base cabinets, including the island and every vanity. i think i can name on one hand, with fingers leftover, the times a shelf wasn’t pushed all the way in before closing the cabinet door. maybe it’s just a habit our brains developed lol

unless you have full overlay doors i wouldn’t recommend removing the center of the face frame. you’d lose at least the saw blade kerf at the top and bottom.

you could try lowering the back of each slide 1/8” so gravity will help close the slider. you could also try a soft close slide. you could try making your shelves an inch less deep and mounting them as deeply as possible.

maybe try full width drawers in just one base cabinet, see how it goes.

-- Carol

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