Roll-Out Kitchen Trays
Trays on wheels put all the pots and pans in a
deep cabinet within easy reach. If your doors can’t
open more than 90-degrees, plan on making the
horizontal supports wider than shown here.There
must be 1/4-in. clearance between the slides and
the inside faces of your doors.
(Note: Source information may have changed since the original publication date.)
Woodcraft, woodcraft.com, 800-225-1153, Blum 230 Series 22" Drawer Slides, #01V10
$17.49 per pair.
This story originally appeared in American Woodworker February 2001, Issue #85.
Reach that stuff in the back!
Roll-out kitchen trays replace
awkward, deep shelves. They’ll fit
in any cabinet, are adjustable in
height and are especially handy for
older or disabled people. Budget
about $45 per cabinet for the
hardware and wood.
1. Mark the dadoes on one wide hardwood
board. The four upper dadoes make the top
2. Cut dadoes 1/4-in. deep, then rip the wide
board into four vertical supports. Cut
horizontal supports to hold the slides.
3. Glue the vertical supports
in place with a couple dabs of
construction adhesive.Then fit
the horizontal supports tightly in the dadoes,
without glue.The horizontal supports must
stick out at least 1/4 in. beyond the face frame
of your cabinet door.You’ll need this clearance
for the drawer side to travel freely.
4. Build the plywood trays
with plywood or hardwood
sides.The corners may be
simply butted together.Align
the slide’s drawer members
flush with the front of the tray.
Fasten the slides to the trays
and the horizontal supports.
Place the rear end of the
cabinet member at least 1/4 in.
away from the end of the