DIY Kitchen Pull Out Cabinet

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While I was working on the layout of the new kitchen I discovered that I was going to have to move the sink cabinet over by about 8 inches. 8 inches is really not a lot of space for a cabinet, and a didn’t want it to be wasted space (I had had 2 upper cabinets that where 9 inches and found them to be a pain…more money than there worth kind of deal) so I came up with the idea of making a pull out for my knives and kitchen utensils.

I used to store all my utensils in a metal canister on the counter top but I feel that with all the open shelves, I would like to keep the stuff on the counter to a minimum. So building a pull out cabinet for all my utensils was the perfect idea (in my opinion) plus, I could store my knives on the other side – thus providing me with a place to store them.

And so the pull out was born.

Pull Out


I started by measuring everything up to figure out what I would need (I didn’t really want to spend much money on it) and what scraps I could use.

So I measured my pieces…

Cut Wood


Cut them to size,

Router Line


and drew a line down the center of each of the 4 boards.

Routered & Pocket holes



From there I used my router to router out the lines, and my Kreg to drill the pocket holes to assemble the pieces.

Piecing Together


I then screwed and glued it all together, and attached the pull out front.

Door On


I then cut a piece for the bottom to attache the wheels to, added the wheels and screwed and glued that piece to the pull out.

Wheels On


From there it was just a simple matter of letting everything dry, adding the pegs, and loading my cooking utensils on…

Pull Out


I plan on using a magnetic bar for my knives on the other side, instead of the hooks, as I think it will hold them more securely.

I’m also thinking about painting it white when I do the cabinet fronts….

What do you think?

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27 thoughts on “DIY Kitchen Pull Out Cabinet

  1. I love this idea, I need to make one for my utensils!

    Thank you for linking up at my Furniture and Paint Party!
    Hope to see you again Wednesday @ 8 PM!

  2. What a nifty idea. I am impressed with your ability to create and put this idea together. I am all thumbs when it comes to this type of stuff, although I am trying to work on a few DIY projects. FOund you on the Blog Strut. Following you via Bloglovin’.

  3. Hi Ricki
    This worked out great. I really like it.
    Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    It’s great to have you party with us.

    Angel @

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