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DIY Shelfworks makes pantry drawers DIY easy and enjoyable to do. In this post we will explain step by step how to install your new rolling shelf on the base of any cabinet or on a full upper shelf. Our custom made rolling shelves make accessing everything in your kitchen cabinets easy. No more bending and stretching to the far corners of your cupboards; simply slide out the rolling shelf and pick out what you need. To order your DIY Shelfworks rolling shelves, contact us today.

Pantry Drawers DIY – Install In 3 Easy Steps!

Installing your new pantry drawers is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Read through the following step by step instructions which will guide you through the installation of our rolling shelf on the base of your cabinet or on a full upper shelf. You need a level, a drill and a pencil. If you are installing the pull out on an adjustable shelf, you will also need some L-brackets from the hardware store.

Step 1:  Check to make sure the pull out shelf fits without any trouble.

pantry drawers diyStep 2: Make sure the shelf is level.

Step 3: To reinforce an adjustable shelf, attach two L-brackets on either side of the front and the back. If it is not level or not adjustable, then you will need to use shims to properly level the pull out brackets.

*Please note: From this point forward, the installation process is the same whether you are installing the custom pull out shelf on the cabinet base or on the full upper shelf.

Step 4:  Center the shelf from side to side and front to back and push down firmly on the pull out shelf to release both rails at the same time. The shelf should be flush with the front of the cabinet – if it goes past the front of the cabinet the door will hit it and not close properly.

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Step 5: Pull out the shelf slowly towards you so that both rails are exposed.

Step 6: Place a half inch screw in each rear bracket to hold them in place.

Step 7:  Test the pull out shelf to make sure both rails stop at the same time. If there is a wobble it means one side is set in deeper. Remove the screw from that side, adjust it, and re-test.

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Step 8:  Once the wobble is gone, mark each hole with a pencil. This will make it easier to adjust the brackets if they shift while you are working.

Step 9:  Remove the pull out shelf by pressing on these clippers – the one side clipper goes down while the other side goes up.

Step 10:  Now you can clearly see the brackets and install the remaining screws.

Step 11:  Place the pull out shelf onto the rails and push the shelf back until you hear a click and continue pushing all the way back.

Step 12:  Once it is locked into the rails, you can install the upper shelf the same way.

If you would like to see how easy it is to install a base cabinet or full upper shelf, watch the following video.

This second video shows you how to install your DIY rolling shelf onto a short upper shelf. For this task you will need a level, drill, pencil, strip mounts and some “L” brackets.

How to Order DIY Sliding Shelves

You can easily order your DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves by simply taking measurements of your cabinets and then going to our website to place your order.

1. Measure

  • What you will need: a tape measure, pen and piece of paper
  • Before you begin clear out your cabinet
  • Measure the opening of your cabinet in inches. Subtract one half inch from your measurement. For example, it your cabinet is 24 inches wide then your want to write down 23. 5 inches.
  • Measure the depth of your cabinet from front to back in inches. Subtract one half inch from this measurement too.

Watch the following video to see how easy it is to measure your cabinets accurately.

2. Enter Your Order Online

  • Click here to go to the DIY Selfworks shopping page
  • Select the type of sliding shelf – either Baltic Birch or Economy
  • Select the depth of shelf you would like – 3″, 5″ or 7″ sizes are available
  • Enter your measurements and how many of each type of shelf you would like
  • Add your shipping details and pay by credit card or PayPal
  • Your order will be shipped to you through Canada Post in 2-3 weeks.

Why DIY Shelfworks Is The Best

All of our DIY kits are Canadian made from high quality materials. Our Baltic Birch rolling shelves are constructed from 9 ply birch which makes it resistant to moisture and dryness, so they won’t warp or split. We are so confident in the quality of our Baltic Birch shelves that we offer a lifetime warranty for as long as you own or live in your home.  If you have any questions, you can call DIY Shelfworks at 1-877-653-1547 or click here to contact us through our website. Place your order today and start enjoying the ease and convenience of DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves.