Tools and ma­te­ri­als

The Family Handyman - - BY JEFF GORTON -

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.

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