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Time for the shelves

Posted by Alan on 25th April 2015 in Airing Cupboard, Wood Butchery |

Having completed the assembly of the sides some time ago, and my fabulous Paint & Finish Department having top-coated them in situ, it was high-time that the void between them was filled with shelves! The top one is to be fixed, the other four to slide out.

The first order of play was to acquire and fit some heavy duty full-extension drawer runners. An internet search took me to Eurofit Direct, whose SEO successfully compensated for me not knowing exactly what I wanted.

Whilst browsing in their Heavy Duty Slides section, up popped a chat window offering assistance, and normally I immediately dismiss these. However, for whatever reason, I participated this time, resulting in me buying four pairs of these runners, at 750mm long, and something like a third of the price I was preparing myself to pay!

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These were carefully installed level on each of the four stretchers on each side, using all of the screw holes provided. I think there are eight screws holding up each runner!

The next stage was to design the drawers and I had a clear idea in my mind, that I was able to draw out on paper. Unfortunately, the how-to was lacking at this stage and the project stalled again as a result.

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From this rough design, a cutting list was arrived at and a sheet of 12mm MDF purchased. I borrowed a circular saw from a friend as well, for which I made a zero-clearance track. The track was later returned with the saw as a thank you for the loan.

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