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I want to build a garbage cabinet to put along my stove but they don’t make cabinet slides that are 30 inches long at least ones that don’t cost 80 dollars from custom stores.  I wanted to make my own wooden ones like they use in old dressers. But I’m worried that something that long will rack or get stuck and won’t work. I had thought to build a cabinet with space length wise for two garbage cans so I just pull on drawer to access both cans. The other option is to build a roll out cabinet where I pull the whole unit out to get to the garbage cans. If I make it into a rolling cabinet I can use it as a rolling cutting cutting/prep station. my concern is how heavy will this be both on a wooden slide or as a rolling cabinet. Also there is not a lot of room for cabinet/ slides/ drawer to hold trash. Any ideas or thought on how to best do this Please share. If you have built a tilt out garbage can how much did it cost so I have an idea of price.
 

 

 

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The bottom fits into a dado on the door. The added 45 degrees oak on one side keeps it in place. In the cabinet I made a elongated L. That gives me an easy way to fasten to the bottom and the hardware. After 15 years I replaced the slides.

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Above is a printer I wanted more extension. I had enough vertical space to do this. And all the parts and pieces were on hand.

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https://www.wwhardware.com/kv-8605-140-lb-over-travel-drawer-slide-zinc

28" and I think a 1" over travel supports 140 lbs $34 per pair plus shipping. Cheaper and faster than making your own. One of the places that manufactured slides just make sense.

There are a lot of other options on that site as well, may be able to find something cheaper.

https://www.woodworkerexpress.com/

This is also a good source I use. Typically for blum hinges as their prices is almost always the cheapest and is usually 60% less than what rockler wants.

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I have a skinny cabinet next to my oven and put this in it. Works pretty well for our recycling. Still have a drawer above it too. I was going to custom make one, but by the time you find trash cans to fit it was cheaper to buy that thing from Lowes. 

Cabinets are normally 24" deep, are yours 6" deeper?

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I was going to make a cabinet the ones you see there are custome cabinets that previous owner built out of plywood. Kinda ugly but they do the job. But after your post  legend I moved some stuff and I’m thinking I might buy one of those pull out racks. Thinking I’ll put some kind of rack for pots along my stove so I can still have a counter along my stove. How well do those racks hold the garbage cans?

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@duckkisser Ours has held up well for the last year or so that we've had it. The cans come with the one I bought and linked too. My parents have one like drzairus that has held up pretty well over the last 20 years. I like that style better, but given your space, you may need to use the bottom mount one that I showed. Once you get under 12" it's hard to find ones that fit. If you're at 14" you might have more options.

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If you live near a university you might go to one of their surplus sales and see if you can score an old rack-mount server that has the rails attached.  Those server rails can support a lot of weight, are full extension, and come in lengths up to 36" long.  Most are side-mount.  You can buy them new as accessories, but they are expensive, often more than $100/set.

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