Thanks. I used 28" ball bearing drawer slides that I found on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Heavy-Extension-Drawer-travel-Capacity/dp/B01C97YI54 They are full extension slides with 1" over travel that help provide additional extended length. The drawer slides are rated for 100+ lbs and the rack fully loaded is about half that weight. I originally thought I might have to use additional slides but started with two of them and found that it moves in and out really easy, even when loaded up.
Building a frame mock-up helped to optimize size and placement. The width of the unit is 5.5" and still allows the refrigerator door to swing fully open without interference.
The fun thing with this project was being able to create something tailored to the available space. It looks like it's always been there. I have some other space saving kitchen projects in mind that I hope to do soon.
Nicely done, looks great. I've been exploring options for hanging my One+ Circular saw and really like this design. The pencil box and sharpener is a fantastic idea, it seems like I spend half of my time in the shop looking for a pencil.
Thanks. It was a fun project and the build was very straightforward. The thing I struggled with the most was getting the stain to match the existing cabinets as close as possible. I used a Minwax Cherrywood Gel Stain and blended in some dark walnut before applying the polyurethane top coat.
Thanks, it was a fun project. I cut a 3" opening in the back of the existing drawer and then made a new top drawer out of plywood. I picked up a 12 pack of roller slides and am planning on using them for more projects like this.
Thanks. It took me a while to finish everything in that I worked on it by myself on evenings and weekends, I really gained an appreciation for the three different ONE+ sanders I have, they worked great and we invaluable in getting the job done.