Ok, I am trying to make the proverbial silk purse out of a Sow's ear.
I have replaced the kickstand on this thing. It had to have sat in water for at least 20 years, maybe even 50.
I was going to put roller bearing slides on the drawer and get rid of the cheap kitchen type rollers. I have never installed any type of drawer slide before. So off I go with my instructions from some long forgotten place on the web.
Right away I found out they were right. Buy your drawer slides "Before" you build your cabinet. I had several choices. I could re-build the drawer, make a new drawer or notch the cabinet sides. I opted to notch the sides of the drawer slot and build up a framework attached to the cabinet sides to support the drawer and a lot more weight.
Needless to say, I botched it big time. The cabinet sides are maybe 3/16" thick. There was nothing there to secure support to. By the time I beefed it all up I could build my own cabinets and have exactly what I wanted to begin with.
So-o-o-o I plugged the notches removed the supports and re-installed the roller that was on it. It does work a bit better now that it has been re-positioned a bit and tightened up.
If anyone installed cabinets like this in my kitchen I would HAVE to shoot them.
There is one shelf in this cabinet. I wanted to make it come all the way to the front. Doing that would make the bottom of the cabinet rather inaccessible.
So-o-o-o-o (again ) I decided to make the bottom of the cabinet come to me.
The problem is, something is bugging the stuffin' out of me. I feel like I'm missing something. Before I extend the shelf, sand this thing up, make the cabinet interior nice looking and add the slides to the bottom of the tray, anyone want to take a shot at what's missing? This cabinet does have doors.
I have the 24" PC Dovetail Jig. I intend to make the top 37" long to support it. I'll keep the router and accessories on the sliding tray and divide the tray off with sections to fit each device. The top shelf will be for templates and what ever goes with the jig. A good set of the red WoodCraft double brake wheels and I'll be good to go.
Thanks for any suggestions