Tools and materials
Our 24-in. base cabinet required a
4 x 4-ft. sheet of 1/2-in.-thick plywood for the rollout, plus a 2 x 3-ft. scrap of 3/4-in. plywood for the carrier. Yours may require more or less. We found high-quality birch plywood at a home center for this project. If you have trouble finding nice plywood, consider ordering Baltic birch or ApplePly plywood from a home center or local lumberyard. The carrier fits under the rollout and isn’t very conspicuous, so almost any flat piece of 3/4-in. plywood will work for that.
In addition to the lumber, you’ll need a pair of 22-in. full-extension ball-bearing slides (about $22 at home centers or woodworking supply stores) and a 1/4-in. aluminum rod.
We used a table saw to cut the plywood parts, but if you’re careful to make accurate cuts, a circular saw will work. You’ll need a jigsaw with a plywood-cutting blade to cut the curves on the sides and dividers. We used a finish nail gun and 1-1/4-in.long brad nails to connect the parts, but you could substitute trim-head screws if you don’t mind the larger holes they leave.