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Old 04-05-2012, 05:37 AM   #15
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Where exactly are you attaching the blocks? If you're installing drawers beneath the bed, I'm assuming they're not being attached to the outside shell of the camper.
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Thanks for the input. I want it to be permenant to I'll use a 2 part epoxy AND nuts and bolts. Also will be putting a white formica face on the front frame and drawer fronts. Hope it works. Ron, the idea of the side frames being fixed is so the drawers can be locked shut.

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Where exactly are you attaching the blocks? If you're installing drawers beneath the bed, I'm assuming they're not being attached to the outside shell of the camper.
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On the inside sidewalls. I cut a one piece top for the bed and cut a one piece plywood front with a 1 1/2" lip on either side. The blocks are to hold those side pieces fixed so I can lock the drawers in place. As you know, you need something solid to keep everything from moving forward when traveling. I hope this will work.

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I understand. The small latches on the handles for my drawers were no match for potholes, etc.. So, I wound up using one of those expanding closet poles to keep things where they belong. I screwed closet pole pockets near the floor in front of the drawers. When we're on the road, I install the closet pole to hold the drawers in place.
Your solution sounds more professional and foolproof.
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Ron,

Do you have that dead space next to the sink cabinet also? I have fitted a piece of wood to fill it (could not even get a vacum to go in such a small space to clean).

I couldn't find the wheels you have so i'm going to try some small wheels that attach to the bottom, if that doesn't work well, I'll buy some super long drawer tracts to fasten to the floor (tho they may hurt when I have to crawl under the bed).

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I just went out to the Rockler web site and it looks like they don't carry the rollers any more. But, I found a source here: Bed Box Rollers | Woodworking Showcase .

Yes, I do have the gap between the back end of the kitchen and the front of the bed. If you look at the photos that I posted earlier, you'll recognize it. There seems to always be something dropping in the gap. A filler is a good idea.

I thought about drawer slides for the under-bed drawers, but they would have to be super long. When I went looking for the super long ones, the prices were very scary. I've since thought about pairing shorter drawer slides, and somehow mounting them to a piece of wood such that when one is fully extended, the second one in the pair would extend. I haven't worked it out completely, but I know I could buy two dozen or more 22" slides for the price of on set of 44' slides.

With the rollers, I don't worry to much about tracks. The drawers roll in pretty straight and if they're a bit crooked, I just nudge them where I want them to be.

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Ron,

I see what you are talking about with the drawer sliders. Looks like about $800 for 4. Rollers really look good.

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