Utility Cabinet Drawer Project - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Utility Cabinet Drawer Project

I had a cubby from my old propane furnace that was usually stuffed with various utilitarian items. Unfortunately, the item that I wanted was usually at the back and I had to 'unload' the cubby to get it out. So I installed a pantry drawer hardware kit, which you would normally use to make a pull out shelf/drawer in a kitchen cabinet. The kit contained side rails and drawer side panels. Then I just added the bottom (to the width I needed for the cubby) and then put a front face and rear on the drawer. But I modified it slightly. It's actually meant to be the height of a standard drawier (approx 3-4"). You can see the white metal sides in the pics. But instead, I put a tall front face and back on it, and then added 4" sides above the drawer side panel. It's now a deep drawer so things don't fall over the side. I'm loving it. I just need to add a door with a strong latch to keep the drawer from sliding out while towing.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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Yes, very nice!
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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Looks great!
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Oh Pam, I really like this idea! You did a great job! Thanks for sharing.
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Wow Pam...such a fabulous job! I like the way you "roll"
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Pam, did you steal that idea from me??? I bought a basket type drawer from Camping World, used leftover aluminum from my window project for the front, and a turn latch I got from a RV place. I know Lowes sells a similar slide out basket drawer and has a face kit for it. We also have slide out baskets under the bed, and a storage area at floor level below where the furnace was.
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very nice; I want to do something like that in my junk shelf; the space left over when I put my microwave in instead of two drawers under the fridge.
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Really creative the way you turned the pull-out into a deep sturdy drawer. A kitchen drawer above the fridge is on my list too. You can be proud of your accomplishment.
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Pam, did you steal that idea from me??? I bought a basket type drawer from Camping World, used leftover aluminum from my window project for the front, and a turn latch I got from a RV place. I know Lowes sells a similar slide out basket drawer and has a face kit for it. We also have slide out baskets under the bed, and a storage area at floor level below where the furnace was.

Naw, Bob, I thunk it all myself. I didn't have the skills to modify a prefab drawer, so I searched until I found a 'universal' pull out pantry drawer kit that allowed me to make it whatever width I needed, and came with pre-set rails and mounting brackets. This was super easy to customize. In order to keep the drawer from rolling out while the trailer is moving, I drop a long screwdriver through a hole in the bottom of the drawer and into a hole in the wood below it. (which I know that you would use a much better method to keep it stationary )
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Pam: don't feel too bad about the screwdriver latch, to keep our overhead cabinets closed while traveling I put a small eye bolt at each end and slide a wood dowel across the cabinet doors and a clip pin at each end. Apparently our trailer is an early model that didn't have the liners and turn latches on the doors. Now we have the liners and can see where the original push latches were removed because they won't work with the liners. To keep the closet door shut I used a simple hook & eye. The slide out drawer I got from Camping World was just the right size for the furnace area. For under the bed I got two metal storage baskets at Home Depot, put them on ball bearing 24" drawer slides, mounted them on plywood, and screwed it to the floor. Had to make a latch for traveling. Also had to slightly narrow one basket.
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Great job Pam - an idea to save!
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