Organize Your Cabinets With Pull-Out Drawers

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$100
1 Hour
Medium

Maximize cabinet storage with mesh pull out drawers! Step by step instructions on how to install multiple drawers inside of a cabinet.
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STEP 1:
  • Measure the inside cabinet width between hinges/door frame and depth of cabinet to determine the amount of space you have for mesh drawers.

  • The inside of my cabinet was 30 inches wide between the concealed hinges and 23 inches deep.

I was able to order the deepest option they make and had space for 4 drawers:
  • 2 ea. Elfa Narrow 2-Runner Mesh Easy Glider White (12-7/8″ x 20-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ h)
  • 2 ea. Elfa Medium 2-Runner Mesh Easy Glider White (16-7/8″ x 20-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ h)
STEP 2:
  • Empty cabinet completely and clean thoroughly.
  • I used a 1/3 bleach 2/3 water spray and paper towels.
STEP 3:
  • Place drawers on frames in cabinet to determine general drawer placement.
  • Ensure cabinet doors can close and drawers can be full closed. Recommended installation is 2 inches back from the edge of the shelf.
  • Mark end of each rail with a pencil.
STEP 4:
  • Gently remove drawers from frames and make sure they stay on the marks you just made.
  • Using a pencil mark the 4 holes of the bottom frame for screw placement.
STEP 5:
  • Remove frame from cabinet to expose marks where screws will be installed.
STEP 6:
  • Attach a small drill bit to drill and create 1/4" pilot holes for screws.
  • This makes it much easier to install the frame in the exact location marked.
STEP 7:
  • Using a Phillips head attachment, install screw through frame onto the cabinet shelf.
  • Reinstall frame rail that the drawer attaches to.
STEP 8:
  • Attach plastic clips to frame 1 inch in on all 4 corners.
  • Ensure clip hole placement is to the inside of the frame. Set drawer in place paying attention to the overhang in the front and make sure it's centered side to side.
  • Screw into place with white screws provided.
STEP 9:
  • Install all drawers in cabinet.
  • Make any necessary alignment adjustments by removing white screws from clip and adjusting drawer placement on frame...side to side or front to back.
STEP 10:
  • Reorganize cabinet and fill with items that make the most sense in the new drawers!
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  • BRAD8367028
    on Feb 15, 2020

    JUST SET THE BASKETS ON THE SHELF.YOU DON'T NEED TO ADD THE EXTRA WORK & HARDWARE.JRB

    • Flipturn
      on Mar 9, 2020

      Hi DarthPagon,

      I agree with you that having sliders is absolutely more convenient. Besides, when you need to access an item, where besides on the floor do you put the basket while you are digging inside?

  • Jessica
    on Feb 16, 2020

    Brilliant idea! So helpful! Thanks for sharing.

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