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Old 03-25-2019, 01:16 PM   #1
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Tilting drawer

In my remodel of my '73 Safari kitchen, I had an odd space under the oven. The open area inboard of the water heater was about 10" deep, so I made a tilt-out drawer for the space. If you plan the cross section just right, you can either lift up and remove the whole drawer, or you can tilt it out and it will catch at about 60 degrees.

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The trapezoidal cross section allows the drawer to swing open and catch on the cabinet rail above.

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The key to making this work is a 3/4 x 3/4" bar under the drawer box. The cabinet rail below the drawer is routed to 1/2" radius, as well as the bar. I allowed about 1/16" space between the bar and the drawer front to promote an easy swing action.

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Old 03-25-2019, 01:30 PM   #2
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Tilting drawer

Clever use of space, and an even more clever drawer design. Looks like the glove box on my truck, sorta.

The hingeless hinge cleat is really clever, and I bet the whole thing will stay in place even better when it has a load in it!

Very slick!
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Old 03-25-2019, 05:34 PM   #3
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I used this design on my Overlander about 10 years ago and it always remained in place when towing. And reasonably easy to use, too.

I like to use every cubic inch I can.

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Hi, in the installation instructions of the oven I am about to put in it said the bottom of the oven should be supported. Are you supporting it on the water heater or are you just going to let it hang from the countertop?
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I have let it hang for years. No problem. However, I allowed (I thought) 1/16th space for the rail below the front of the oven, but it's actually resting on the rail. Hard to tell how much support the rail is providing, but I don't think I have supported the bottom of the oven in any of my three remodels.

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Hi: I sure like the tilt out storage space. Very good idea for gaining easy access storage room.

My 75 Overlander has a tilt out radio holder on the street side of the gaucho. I thought that was a nifty idea too. It is only about 5" high and 10" wide. It is made from aluminum.

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