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3 kitchen storage projects

3 Kitchen Storage Projects

Squeeze more space from your cabinets with customized roll-outs.

by Eric Smith and David Radke

It’s time to increase the storage space in your kitchen by accessing its underutilized space. Here’s how to reclaim that wilderness area underneath the sink, install a mini-pantry and fasten an extra drawer under a cabinet.

 

Under-Sink Storage

Many base cabinets are only half used because the back is inaccessible.The sink cabinet, for example, is usually stuffed with long-forgotten items you can’t see unless you get down on
your knees with a flashlight. Here’s a set of pull-out trays that bring
everything within easy reach.

To begin, measure the areas of open space around the plumbing. You may only be able to put a single pull-out on one side, or you may have to shorten them or build them around pipes coming up through the base.

Materials

To make the trays shown here, you’ll need a half sheet of 3/4-in. hardwood plywood, 2-ft. x 2-ft. of 1/2-in. plywood, 17 lineal ft.


 

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