Could your cabinets be more functional if the shelves slid out?  Roll outs – especially custom sized wood ones – can be very expensive and hard to install.  

In this video tutorial, I’ll show you how to use your EXISTING shelf and convert it to a rolling shelf – all for about ten dollars.

And it is EASY.  I promise!

Video Tutorial for Converting Shelves to Roll Outs

Make sure you watch the video for the full tutorial.  The below information is supplemental.

Frameless Cabinets

If you cabinet does not have a face frame, it is called a “frameless cabinet”.  This is the easiest type of cabinet to work with.  Just remove the shelf, and cut it down in width so it is 1″ less in overall width than the inside measurement of your cabinet, and then install it on your drawer slides.

installing roll outs in frameless shelves

Face Frame Cabinets

If your cabinet has wood trim around the front edges, it has a face frame.  You will need to shim the inside of the cabinet so the drawer slides can fully slide out without hitting the back side of your face frame.  Cut your shelf to 1″ less than the width in between your shims.

roll outs for face frame cabinets

Cabinets with Center Divider

If your cabinet has a center divider, so your roll out shelves can’t be made the full width, you will need to create some framing in between.  The easiest way to do this is with 1x2s and 2x4s.  The drawer slides are mounted on the 2x4s on either side.

roll outs for double wide cabinets

We hope this tutorial helps you make your kitchen nicer (and your life easier!)  Thanks so much for using our website, we appreciate the trust and support.