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Old 01-24-2006, 06:36 PM
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Hal -

In my '02 2720SL:
o The left bay (under the oven) was covered by a single door.
o There was a single shelf in the left bay. I built the drawer just above this shelf.
o I'm not sure what you mean by a "vertical face frame" in this bay.
o The center bay (under the silverware drawer) was covered by two doors - a larger one above, and a smaller one near the floor.

Re your L-shaped drawer, that is exactly what I am now building for my 2006 TM. I am doing something similar for the bottom of the center bay.

Is anyone else seeing anything similar - or different - than what we are discussing? Does anyone else care? If not, Hal and I will take this off-line.

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Old 01-24-2006, 06:50 PM
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I care. I like the design Hal showed how it goes up over the wheel well. I might not have the same cabinet openings, but the concept is the same. Would it help to have a photo of the front of my cabinets -- possibly with dimensions?
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Old 01-24-2006, 10:07 PM
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I made an L shaped drawer under the oven and a short one in front of the wheel well.
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Old 01-25-2006, 06:39 AM
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Bill,
Those were great plans for the rollout cabinet drawers! I had done the same thing with our kitchen cabinets a while ago - for the same reasons - bad backs and knees! We've gone the "plastic basket route" for the TM, and it has been a huge improvement, but I like the rollout drawers and may re-think the issue. Quick question: the slides you used, were they the "full extension" type or partial extension, or does it matter? I know those full extension slides are nice, but a little pricey. I agree with using the white spruce wood if you can find it - light and relatively strong for this purpose.
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Old 01-25-2006, 08:07 AM
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Yes, please keep this thread going. We will be taking on this project so any and all details anyone can provide is very helpful.

Thanks!
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Old 01-25-2006, 11:02 AM
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Thanks, one and all, for the responses. I didn't realize so many people had done (or are contemplating) this project. Perhaps the TM factory will take note.

Bob, I would like to know the dimensions of the openings in the face frame. A dimensioned photo would be great. Or, a dimensioned drawing would be fine, and would occupy less of the space allocated to your "Attachments". Even a text list, perhaps using the drawer numbers shown on my plan for reference, would serve the purpose. This issue of the changed opening size has got me kind of bugged.

DeanBilly, the L-shaped drawer, and the short one in front of the wheel well, require different slides - the drawer-half has to be mounted at/near the top of the drawer, rather than wrapping around the lower edge of the drawer. What did you use?

Leslie & Nick - The slides I used were called "self-closing slides". Each slide has two parts - a fixed rail that is screwed to the cabinet, and a rail that is screwed to the drawer. Each of these parts has a single white nylon wheel. When you install the drawer, these two parts mate together. These self-closing slides are fine - the drawer pulls all the way out and is fully accessible. Home Depot and Lowes have identical self-closing slides - seems to me I bought the 18" size, and they fit well.

As I recall, the "full-extension slides" you refer to had three parts, and were a lot more expensive, as you point out.

More info, more questions, and more reports of results, would be welcome here.

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Old 01-26-2006, 05:31 PM
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Thanks to everyone for the comments, suggestions, pictures, and plans regarding storage. We really appreciated them.

We did return to the TM dealership this week and determined that the available storage space will meet our needs. We are scheduled to go back next Thursday to purchase the TM 2720 and get our orientation!

I am certain we will be interested in modifying the storage space with the wire type drawers, so any additional information that develops will be helpful.

Thanks again.
Pauline
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Old 01-26-2006, 06:58 PM
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I've made a copy of the plans, when we return from Arizona in two months,
my husband will have a nice project to complete. Thanks for all the info, I've learned a great deal from so many nice people.

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