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Old 03-10-2015, 01:06 AM   #11
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beautiful work, and very much what I'd like to do. I see slide extensions at the bottom, is there one at the top as well? Thanks!
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:36 PM   #12
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beautiful work, and very much what I'd like to do. I see slide extensions at the bottom, is there one at the top as well? Thanks!
Yup, that's there to help guide the pantry. The bottom guides support the weight.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:37 PM   #13
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The photo isn't close enough to show it, but did you revise the closure catch? Or is the gap between the door frame and the sliding shelf large enough to allow for the original type?
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Almost all drawer slides need 1/2 inch--per side. So, you will lose one inch plus the thickness of drawer sides. there are bottom mount slides, but you lose depth. The sliding pantry is the way to go...if you can keep door secured or lock slider in.
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:09 AM   #15
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Still trying to sort out the latch mechanism. For now it consists of high quality tape. Lol

When I get the trailer home I'm going to try something like this on both sides of the pantry:

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If you don't need access from both sides, why not put the door back? The standard spring clip could hold the door shut. If I'm thinking correctly about the leverage of the door on the rolling shelf, it would be hard for the shelf to open the door, even if held only by that spring clip.

If you need/want access from both sides, that won't work, of course. The door blocks one side.

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If you don't need access from both sides, why not put the door back? The standard spring clip could hold the door shut. If I'm thinking correctly about the leverage of the door on the rolling shelf, it would be hard for the shelf to open the door, even if held only by that spring clip.

If you need/want access from both sides, that won't work, of course. The door blocks one side.
Just attach the original door to the side of the cabinet and put a couple of drawer pulls on it.
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I'm going to be removing the pantry and adjusting the guides to bring it forward a little and attaching the door. Looks odd without it. It'll be a challenge to get it to latch. The lee valley latches should work however.

Accessing the goods from both sides is essential. You can pack more in, and it's way easier to access everything. The bunk is in the way, but it's not an issue.
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I'm going to be removing the pantry and adjusting the guides to bring it forward a little and attaching the door. Looks odd without it. It'll be a challenge to get it to latch. The lee valley latches should work however.

Accessing the goods from both sides is essential. You can pack more in, and it's way easier to access everything. The bunk is in the way, but it's not an issue.
Can you add spacer blocks on the door or the side of the shelves and not have to move/adjust the slides?
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I agree with OC. Shims of some sort would be a lot easier, but they have to attach securely to both the door and the shelf.

As for a closure device, consider fabricating a rotating knob with a rod extending to each side. Rotating the knob 90 degrees retracts the rods away from the side frame; rotating it back extends them into a latch (maybe a just a protective piece of metal?) on the cabinet face frame.
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