Wire Drawers?

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  1. jennymaywright

    jennymaywright Read Only Funster

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    I fancy putting wire drawers into our kitchen cabinet so I can more easily access things and I thought I'd got the exact kit to do it from B&Q. All the measurements looked absolutely fine but I hadn't accounted for the fact that the gas bottle storage intrudes in the back of the cupboard. This means that I would need drawers that were a maximum 340mm from back to front! Have been looking online and can't find anything suitable as these are made for household fitted kitchen units which are a lot deeper. Has anyone got any suggestions as to how I could achieve this or where to get the correct sized drawers??
     
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    Looked in Ikea recently on the way home from somewhere and they had all sorts of wire baskets and drawer runners and things. Might be worth a look if you have one near you, we haven't. :Sad:
     
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    Oooo Errr mrs! :Rofl1:

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    Wire Bras......... :BigGrin:

    Wire Drawers........:Sad:


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    I think they're usually underwired!

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    A bit uncomfortable in the groin area though.......:RollEyes::RollEyes:

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    Fit an under slung Gaslow system and do away with your gas bottles?
     
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    Well after that lot I hope you're a bit closer to a solution, NOT. :Rofl1:
     
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    Instead of wire baskets, what about some plastic storage ones from Ikea - they make a range called 'Trofast' which come in various sizes so you should be able to find something of the right size and simply fit them on some wooden runners. This would enable you to easily remove them to fill them up, clean them or 'find' something!

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/categories/series/19027/

    Alternatively, use some short length drawer runners like these:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Drawer-Runners-Groove-Ball-Bearing-17mm-27mm-All-Sizes-/390367769851

    and make your own drawers, or adapt some existing ones - I had to do this when I used some ex-kitchen base units to make a vanity unit for our bathroom and changed the drawer runners for shorter ones and adapted the drawer accordingly.
     
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    Hi Mel

    Have looked at the Ikea storage you suggested and it looks as if it will do the job. We will have to cut the unit down a bit but it will still leave plenty of room for a couple of storage boxes to fit in. Thanks very much for the suggestion:thumb:.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your suggestions and help (and jokes). I hope this will be useful to someone else too. :thanks:
     
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    I was mainly intending you to just get the boxes themselves, the unit isn't anything special, just simple wooden battens/frame would do the job if needs be.:BigGrin:
     
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