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Old 07-04-2018, 02:59 PM   #1
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Extending the back of Kitchen drawers (Modification)

I measured our kitchen drawers. They 18" long but it is 28" to the back of the cabinet. I have some 28" slides I am going to install, but I may have to remove the stove to get to the back. The other side is the dinette bench.

Has anyone found a way to use that wasted unused space?


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I found simlar drawer Modifications in a 2016 forum post by oldcat: Added Drawer Space
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Yes in regards to making longer drawers but I also made / converted "Deep drawers to stackers" like for silverware on top and cooking utinsels under ! Youroo!!
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Yes in regards to making longer drawers but I also made / converted "Deep drawers to stackers" like for silverware on top and cooking utinsels under ! Youroo!!
Do you have any photo? I would love to see what you did.
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Do you have any photo? I would love to see what you did.
I posted Pics on here back when I did it! Youroo!!
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I extended a drawer a few inches to accomodiate a silverware tray. Didn’t change slides.
If you do change slides make sure to use RV slides that prevent drawer from opening during travel.
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Old 07-05-2018, 04:37 PM   #6
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Cabinet drawer modifications

Yes.

I reused the drawer faces but remade all of the, butt jointed and stapled, construction grade plywood, drawers in our 2016 2304KS.

Using 1/2" Baltic Birch ply and using a router table with a drawer jointing router bit, I manufactured quality drawer boxes. All of them were made to the maximum depth that I could achieve. The 2 drawers next to the bed, for example, were 17" deep I made the replacements 26" deep. I also replaced the tip out in front of the sink with a usable 7"deep drawer.
I also created a 16" wide X 10" deep drawer, which I installed in place of the blank panel to the left of the cook top.
I also created a cabinet space in the blank panel above the refridgerator. We had one in our previous trailer, so I figured (fortunately correctly) that the space behind the panel was empty. Great storage for bread and munchies.
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The drawers that came in our 2015 Georgetown 270SSF were so painfully short that a spatula had to be crosswise. We got longer slides and my handy sister-in-law used her biscuit cutter to make deeper drawers. See the difference: the cramped old drawer is on top. We could have made them even deeper but did not need the space.
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The drawers that came in our 2015 Georgetown 270SSF were so painfully short that a spatula had to be crosswise. We got longer slides and my handy sister-in-law used her biscuit cutter to make deeper drawers. See the difference: the cramped old drawer is on top. We could have made them even deeper but did not need the space.
Looks good.

I will post after I am finished with mine.
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