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David Romero, Shreveport, Louisiana
Under The Sink Pull Out Wire Drawers
2017 Ram 2500
2017 Cirrus 820
We added a simple wire, full-extension, pull-out shelving unit to our under counter cabinet.
The challenge was to find a unit that would fit the full depth, height and width. A truck camper’s cabinets often do not follow traditional cabinet sizing.
The system seems to work very well. The slides do have a locking system. When you push the basket back in, it locks. You must pull it with a tug to get it to release, so it travels very well.
As you can see in the picture, there is a black polycarbonate plate attached to the slide rails. I had to add the plate to raise the slide up enough to clear the front cabinet fascia lip. The front edge is about 1-inch higher than the shelf.
The polycarbonate is very strong and thick. I cut a piece to fit the area for strength. This cabinet shelf has a false area about 4-inches directly behind the front fascia of the cabinet. The polycarbonate board is very strong and can hold the slides and weight of the basket. It is very stable since it is attached to the main shelf. The front of the shelf has no strength.
This is the cabinet to the side of my pullout basket. If you look at the picture where the wasp spray is sitting, there is a screw just to the right side and up a little.
You will notice a seam running across the front of the cabinet. This is a false shelf that covers drainpipes and other utilities. If you look to the left of the can there is a hollow area. This panel is not very thick or strong. That is why I used the polycarbonate to overlay this area. You could use plywood as well. I chose the polycarbonate because I had it available.
To the right of the pull-out basket I have stored several cutting boards and a skillet. This makes great use of the space.
This modification took about an hour to complete. The cost of the Trinity Ecostorage 2-Tier Wire Drawer with slides was $55. This was an easy modification. I think most folks could do this with ease.
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