Pullout Shelves

These shelves are oak with melamine bottoms, stained to match our kitchen cabinets and top-coated with Daly's ProFin. I used a locking drawer glue joint bit to make the joints. The full-extension ball-bearing slides are mounted flat underneath the shelves, which doesn't work as well as I had hoped. When extended fully, the shelves bounce more than I expected.

These shelves have Baltic birch sides and backs, poplar fronts, and melamine bottoms. The backs are 4" high to prevent stuff from falling out when the shelf is pulled out; turns out higher sides would be handy, too. No fancy jointsbutt joints secured with glue and brads. I mounted the full-extension slides on the sides as intended.

September 2002, 2003.