This instructable briefly shows the steps to achieve extra functional storage in the kitchen.
Step 1: Remove the Fake Dummy Drawer Face
Carefully pull the dummy drawer face evenly away from the cabinet.
Remove the clips from the cabinet as you will no longer need those.
Later you will attach the drawer face to the carcass/box of the drawer.
Step 2: Measure the Space
Subtract the width of the slides (typically 1/2" per slide) from the width.
Subtract about 2.5" from the depth to allow space for brackets.
Subtract between 1/2"--1" from the height so the box/carcass can move freely.
Step 3: Build the Box/carcass
I used 1/2" by 3.5" pine for the walls.
I used 5.2 mm lauan plywood for the bottom.
Measure carefully and be sure to affix everything squared. double check by measuring the diagonal multiple times during assembly. Better clamping methods = better results.
I used finishing nails and gorilla glue to ensure that the pieces hold together well.
Step 4: Insert the Drawer Slides and Attach Drawer
I recommend side mount ball bearing one piece slides.
Carefully install the slides and the drawer according to the instructions provided with the slides.
Step 5: Attach the Drawer-face
I attached the face with gorilla glue and clamped well while curing.
Make any adjustments to the slides necessary to create a flush fit to the cabinet.
Step 6: Mounting the Handle
Mark and drill holes for the handle.
it may be necessary to recess the hole slightly (using a drill bit the same size as the head of the bolt) from the inside of the drawer so the bolt can reach the handle.
Step 7: Fill It Up and Enjoy
feel free to shoot me any comments or questions. God Bless.