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Looking for new sliding drawers for your kitchen or home? When looking for a new product, you will have to choose between box kits (DIY) or preassembled and installed for you. There are many advantages with drawer box kits, and they contain everything you need to install fully functional sliding drawers. In this article, we’ll go over the reasons we love drawer box kits, and why you should too! Contact us today to place your order and see how wonderful it is to enjoy the ease and convenience of DIY Shelfworks custom rolling shelves. We’ll even ship your shelves in Canada for free! 


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Drawer Box Kits – What Are They?

A sliding drawer being installed from a box kit

Many homeowners choose to add sliding shelves (also called sliding drawers, rolling shelves, gliding shelves, and other names) to their existing cabinets or pantry.

When you go to purchase your new drawers, you will usually be faced with three options: purchase preassembled drawers and install them yourself, purchase unassembled drawers and put them together and install them yourself, or purchase drawers and have an employee install them for you.

Different sizes and depths of sliding shelves

The first two choices require you to do-it-yourself, and they are both options when looking for drawer box kits. If you enjoy DIY projects but don’t have a lot of experience building objects, you may want to go with the preassembled kit.

Or, if you absolutely love everything about DIY or would like a new hands-on project, you may want to go with an unassembled kit.

Drawer box kits come with everything you need to set up and install your new drawers. They come with, of course, the drawer itself (either assembled or not), steel rails, shelf bumpers, brackets, and more.

One of the best things about box kits is that they allow you to do hands-on projects without requiring you to run to the hardware store to find all the materials you may or may not need!


Advantages of Drawer Box Kits

Unassembled DIY sliding shelves

If you are still trying to decide between a box kit vs other options, here are some of the awesome advantages to help you learn more and make your decision easier!


Ease of Purchase & Delivery

When you purchase sliding drawer kits from DIY Shelfworks, you can do everything from the comfort of your own home! You can shop entirely online, using our online store, how-to videos, and quick and easy purchasing process.

Then, when your kit is ready, it will be shipped to you FREE of charge (for Canadian residents). Your package will typically be shipped within 2-3 weeks. After that, it will arrive right at your doorstep for a hassle-free purchase and delivery.


Ease of Installation

A sliding drawer box kit allows for simple and easy installation, even if you are not an experienced handyman or DIY-er. Unlike other DIY projects, box kits come with everything that you need. Check out this quick video below to see how easy it is to install sliding shelves!



On top of that, you can purchase preassembled shelves, so all you need to do to is install it into your cabinet – you don’t even have to put the shelf together. DIY Shelfworks provides how-to videos to help make the installation process go as smoothly as possible.


Lower Costs

Of course, when you purchase any type of box kit you will find yourself paying less. Although you are paying for a quality product, you don’t have to pay for labour or installation fees. That’s why so many homeowners prefer box kits or unassembled versions of household items like sliding drawers. The money you save on labour fees means you can purchase additional items or even accessories.


Custom Options For Your Unique Space

Many people think that box kits mean generic, or that they’ll have fewer options. With DIY Shelfworks’ box kits, that is not the case! As you order online, you can customize your new shelves to fit perfectly in your existing pantry or cabinets. Simply input the dimensions of your cabinet or pantry, and we’ll get you the exact size. In this case, going with a box kit option doesn’t mean losing out on custom options!


Advantages of Sliding Drawers

Sliding shelves can go anywhere in your home – even the bathroom or laundry room!

Whether you choose to get your sliding shelves from a box kit, have the pros install them for you, or if they were already installed in your home, there are tons of advantages to having sliding shelves in your kitchen and home!


Increased Storage Space

Sliding shelves give you a 100% accessible storage space. The average cabinet or pantry may give you 75% – if you’re lucky! The deeper the cabinet, the less accessible space you have. You can maximize your storage capacity by being able to use every last inch of your cabinet – even the very back corners where you normally can’t easily reach.


Existing Cabinets Don’t Have To Be Replaced

One of the best things about buying sliding shelves is that you can increase the functionality of your kitchen without replacing your existing cabinets! An entire kitchen renovation can be exhausting – and cost thousands of dollars to complete. Just replacing cabinets can cost upwards of $2-3,000. Adding sliding shelves is like a miniature renovation for just a fraction of the cost.


Greater Kitchen Organization

Your kitchen should be a place of comfort, warmth, and organization! With sliding shelves, your cupboards will be so much more organized because you can neatly and easily place every item away in its proper spot. You won’t have to worry about knocking over other items, or playing a game of Jenga every time you put away your groceries.


Saves You Time & Money

Your cooking and tidying up time will be greatly reduced because you will be able to see everything at a quick glance instead of having to blindly reach into a dark cupboard searching for that particular spice or pan that you need. You also won’t ever buy items you already have but completely forgot about or left to expire in the back of your pantry.


Saves Your Back and Knees

Unlike regular shelves, sliding shelves come to you. With the pull out shelf, you will never again have to get down on your hands and knees or strain your back just trying to grab an item or ingredient from the very back of your cabinet or pantry.


Greater Independence

Sliding shelves can help you get your independence back. If you have mobility issues, then pull out shelves will mean that you will have the freedom to get what you need without having to ask for assistance. Simply slide out your shelf and select what you need!


Shop For Sliding Drawer Box Kits

At DIY Shelfworks, we have a variety of unassembled and preassembled sliding shelf box kits that you can order completely online and easily install at your home! View the galleries below to see some of our options!


Preassembled Baltic Birch

Our #1 Baltic Birch (9-ply) rolling shelves have a baked on manufacture lacquer finish. Their full extension steel rails are able to support up to 100 lbs of weight and they come with a lifetime warranty and are custom built to fit your existing cabinet perfectly.



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Preassembled Economy Melamine

If you are looking for a more economical sliding shelf, then you can choose our melamine version. They are also manufactured in Canada, custom built to fit your existing cabinets, and come with a two-year warranty. Their full extension steel rails can support up to 70 lbs of weight.



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Unassembled Box Kits

Our unassembled custom rolling shelf is for the avid DIY’er. We supply the parts and you assemble the shelf and install it yourself. You’ll find everything in the box – and we mean everything. There’s no need for costly upgrades or unexpected add-ons.


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Update Your Kitchen & Home With Sliding Drawers Today!

Installing sliding shelves will give you some great ways to increase your storage space anywhere in your home! They brilliantly hide everything away and allow you to view every item inside, even those at the very back of your cabinets, pantries, and closets, quickly and easily. DIY Shelfworks will custom make your very own gliding shelves to perfectly fit into your existing cupboards.


“I would like to thank the folks at DIY Shelfworks, they have provided me with a wonderful product along with a true commitment to customer service. We have installed 7 customized slide out shelves in our kitchen which has allowed us to better organize and access everything from our appliances to spices. All this at a very affordable price. Thank you DIY Shelfworks!”

– June, A DIY Customer – Review From Our Facebook Page


Our high-quality rolling shelves are 100% Canadian made and will be delivered to you in as little as two to three weeks through Canada Post. You can choose from either our premium 9-ply Baltic Birch or our more economical melamine shelves. They come in 3 shelf heights: 3″, 5″, or 7,” and have a limited lifetime warranty. Place your order today and get your kitchen cupboards organized like never before.



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