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Sliding shelves that slide are an awesome way to organize your kitchen cupboards. Not only can they maximize your storage space but they also eliminate the need to bend and stretch to reach those items shoved to the back of your cupboards. DIY Shelfworks custom builds high quality, Canadian made sliding shelves. In this post we will take a look at the benefits of DIY Shelfworks’ sliding shelves, the different products that they sell, and how to measure, order and install them for yourself. Contact us today and find out how easy it is to re-organize your cabinets with DIY Shelfworks today.

Benefits of Sliding Shelves

1. Saves You Time:

Sliding shelves are a great time saver. You no longer will need to waste your precious time pulling out all of the objects in the front of your cabinet to reach those in the back. DIY Shelfworks Canadian made sliding shelves quickly give you immediate access to everything in your cupboard.

2. No More Bending And Reaching:

Sliding shelves eliminate the need to bend over and reach deep into your cupboards. Simply slide out the shelf and all of your stored items are within easy reach.

3. Helps You Get Better Organized:

DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves can help you get better organized. By using every inch of your cabinet, you will no longer need to stack your items. Everything will have its own place and that place will be quickly accessible with one easy pull. It’s so easy that you won’t even be tempted to just toss your things in your cabinet and close the door.

4. Great For People With Physical Challenges:

If you are unable to bend over or get down on your hands and knees to access things in your cupboards, then sliding shelves are the perfect solution for you. They take very little effort to open, and once they are open, everything is easily accessible!

5. Uses Every Bit Of Your Cabinet Space:

Storage space is always at a premium, but with DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves, every possible inch of your cabinets can be used for storage. Don’t worry about leaving that hard to reach area at the back empty. With sliding shelves you can effortlessly pull out all of your items and access them immediately.

DIY Shelfworks Products

Baltic Birch Rolling Shelves

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.

Economy Melamine Rolling Shelves

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.


Adjustable Shelf Dividers – Go one step further in organization by adding helpful dividers to your new Baltic Birch Custom Rolling Shelves. They are fully adjustable to any width to fit your particular needs.

Spice Rack – Keep your spices organized and tidy with our handy spice rack insert. We will cut your spice rack to fit perfectly into your new custom built rolling shelf. Our spice racks are easy to clean and simple to remove.

3 Easy Steps to Getting Sliding Shelves

Having convenient and easy to use DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply measure, place your order, and install.

Step 1 :  Measure Your Cabinet

  • Get a tape measure, pen and piece of paper
  • 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. Keep in mind when you are measuring that your pull out shelf needs a clear path to extend without bumping into anything such as a drainage pipe.

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

Step 2. Place Your Order

  • Click here to go to our shopping page
  • Choose the type of sliding shelf – either Baltic Birch or Economy
  • Select the depth of shelf you would like
  • Enter your measurements and how many shelves you would like
  • Fill in your shipping details and pay by credit card or PayPal
  • Your order will arrive in 2-3 weeks.

3 ) Install Your New Sliding Shelves

It’s simple to install your new DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves. This first video will step you through the incredibly easy process of installing your sliding shelf onto a cabinet base or a full shelf. All you will need is a level, drill, pencil and your new DIY custom built rolling shelves.

The second video will show 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.

Why DIY Shelfworks Is The Best

What makes DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves the best on the market? 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. In addition our DIY kits are priced lower than other kits.  Place your order today and start enjoying the ease and convenience of DIY Shelfworks sliding shelves.