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How to Install Sliding Drawer Curbs

I had a pesky problem with pull-out drawers in my pantry. Wrapping supplies and food-storage containers would slide off the low drawer and fall behind it inside the pantry. You had to get on your hands and knees to go fishing for them. What a pain in the you-know-what!

The photos clearly show the Before mess and wrapping boxes falling off the drawer.

I then went out to the garage and found some perfect scrap 1/4-inch plywood. The piece going across the back could have been two inches longer, but the small gaps between it and the sides will not allow any boxes or containers past.

I used my sweet Paslode Impulse nailer to attach the plywood to the sides of the drawers with small 5/8-inch nails.

The front of the side curbs was angled back so as not to present a harsh corner when the drawer is open.

Happy Storage!

Tim Carter
Founder - www.AsktheBuilder.com

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One Response to How to Install Sliding Drawer Curbs

  1. I did this too! except my back corners were touching the sides. I even added a drawer out of my old kitchen cabnets into a new one. Now the cabnet that has the plasitc wrap and plastic bags has 3 drawers. Two are close togeter; just enough room for the plastic wrap, aluminum foil, gallon bags and sandwich bags, etc., so they do not have to be piled on each other. The third or bottom drawer is like the one in this post with side boards. I like it so much I am thinking of making more pull out shelves/drawers in some of my other cabnets.

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