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Is it possible to convert regular shelf to pullout shelf

Is it possible to convert regular shelf to pullout shelf

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Old 03-31-09, 10:13 AM
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Is it possible to convert regular shelf to pullout shelf

We have the following entertainment unit in our living room. All of our a/v components, such as Xbox, A/V receiver are in the lower left cabinet of the left hand pier.

Each shelf rests on four regular pegs like these. I wonder if it might be possible to install some sort of rails in the holes for the pegs to install rollout shelf for the receiver. This would make it a lot easier to rollout the receiver for any wiring changes in the back. If so, would appreciate any input/feedback on how to do this.

BTW, the exterior pier width is 22" (not sure how wide is it inside but can measure if needed).

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-Topper
 
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Old 03-31-09, 10:37 AM
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Should be pretty easy to attach the shelves to drawer slides. The existing drawer pin holes won't be of any use so you would have to drill holes for the drawer slides. One point, you may need to use spacers to get the slides far enough away from the cabinet sides so the drawer/shelf will clear the door(s).
 
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Old 03-31-09, 01:15 PM
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To keep from having to modify your shelving too much, look for glides that can attach to the bottom of your shelving and to the sides of your unit. Full pull out slides are best. And as TG mentioned, your door opening may be a problem that will cause you to reduce the width of the drawers somewhat.
 
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