DIY Grocery Slider

My 100th post !  I can not think of sharing a more delightful, awesome, incredible … {ok, you get the idea} project with you.
Every week, when linking to Classy Clutter’s , linky party, I drooled over the one Mallory made. If you link to their party, I am sure you have seen it too, if not – these are very talented ladies and definitely worth a visit.
To have a look at their’s, click HERE.

We made our Grocery Slider much the same as they have done – mainly our sizes are different as we had a bit of a larger opening {our opening was around 200mm and the Slider’s final width is 190mm}.

The castors we bought were the swivel type – that did not work too well, and Roy welded them to only run straight, not to swivel.

Here are some more close-ups:

Roy’s first reaction was “.. we need more canned food..” for the 2 shelves allocated to keeping our canned food.

We improved a bit on Classy Clutter’s design in the sense that we added a sliding mechanism bolted to the side of the counter – this makes sliding much easier – before we added this, the Slider was a bit “wonky” 

Nicely tucked between the refrigerator and the counter !

As we are still busy with the renovations to our kitchen I only took pics of the Slider {I think you know what was the most important part of the renovations, as this is really the only piece that is completely finished !} The rest of the kitchen is still a mess (I only saw the mark on the refrigerator when typing up this post..uhm, sorry).
What we have used:
Double sided White Melamine – cut to our custom sizes – {framework and shelves}
White Masonite for the backing – I glued some wall paper to the inside after we painted it white
Pin nails – for the Masonite backing to the Melamine frame
4 x Castors {see above about the swivel type}
Side strips which we ironed on to the open sides of the Melamine (available from most hardware stores)
Screws and white screw caps – as the Slider is quite wide, we used three screws/caps per side per shelf/top and bottom
Sliding Mechanism as in the photo above
7 x 12mm Dowel sticks – painted white
The bottom shelf is a little higher than the others as this one will be used for taller bottles – the dowel stick was also placed a little higher than on the other shelves.
Now .. I can not wait to finish the kitchen and share that with you!  
Let me know what you think – total honesty – that’s all I expect from you {big whink here}
Ciao for now,
A Bowl Full of Lemons
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93 thoughts on “DIY Grocery Slider”

    1. Thank you! After standing in one place for 18+ years I moved the fridge to MAKE space for the Slider. I'll do my full kitchen reveal soon and show what I've done.

  1. This is awesome and you did a great job! One can never have too much storage. Found you on ISBMTF. Stop by and say hello!

    1. Thank you! Unbelievable how much one can put into one of these – I'm thinking of making a slightly smaller one for the laundry (which is next on the list) as well.

  2. Linda,
    I LOVE it! I so with I had the space for one of these. I have such little space in the kitchen to begin with my husband had to build shelving in the garage to house my pantry. This turned out fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Hi Linda,

    I really loved this. I wish I had room to make one too. Maybe, I can put somethings like that in my office for all my craft stuff.

    I always appreciate all of your support. You are such a great friend. Thanks for everything.

    I have listed your posting as one of my featured links for this week on my Friday Favorite Blog Links

    Visit my blog to grab your featured blogger button.

    Have a great weekend.
    Debi Bolocofsky

    1. Thank you so much, Debi ! Your name are mentioned every now and then in our house .. I have made quite a few bloggy friends which I feel especially close to, and you are definitely one of them. Hope you have a great weekend!
      ps: wait for the Kitchen reveal post and see exactly where I cut corners (literally) to fit this slider in.

    1. Thank you – I also want one more, but my husband reckons we should first fill this one with groceries {..and then we'll see…}. See you at the next party!

  4. LOVE it Linda!! I want it!! Please!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

    1. The slider holds just about all our standard pantry stuff – with a lot of space left for almost double of what I've put in there already.

  5. Looks great! I've been drooling over the original by Mallory as well and I have the perfect space next to the fridge… we just haven't had time to make one. Glad to see that you were able to replicate it using her instructions… I cannot wait to have one of these!

    1. Use that space next to your fridge – you will not be sorry and it only takes a maximum of 4 – 5 hours to make (unless you use something that'll need painting, unlike with the melamine we've used) πŸ™‚

  6. Hi Linda! Thanks so much for linking up at Thriving on Thursdays each week. Its a real pleasure to have you. Everyone else seems to think so as well and this link was one of the most hit from last week. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

    1. Thank you for letting me know, Anne! I did not do a lot (due to all the kitchen renovations) this past week but I'll definitely have some goodies to link. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

  7. That is a very clever idea and so handy. You really have made a great spot with lots of storage! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    p.s. now following you

  8. You did a great job on this! It turned out awesome. You gained so much storage in that wasted space. Thank you so much for linking up to my very first linky party! HUGS

  9. Hi Linda, I'll be featuring your grocery slider at the highlight party tomorrow morning! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Queen's Party.

  10. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy Blog and we'd love to see you there! Please come join us and link up to Making Space Mondays. We'd love to see any post(s) about making your spaces better. Thanks, Tabitha

  11. I love it! I saw that post on Classy Clutter too and have been wanting one ever since, the only problem is we only have about two inches of space next to our fridge…not really big enough to be useful. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  12. Such a genius idea!! I would love to have something like that in my kitchen! Congrats on your 100th post, that's awesome!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at Artsy Corner! Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

  13. When we trade our 36" stove for a regular size, we will have a space between our stove and cabinet. This will be perfect for filling it (if I can get my son to build it πŸ˜‰ ).

    Thanks for the great share!

  14. Amazing idea! The sort of thing that would really help me out with space issues – if I had the space for it lol. I'm wondering if I can fit one anywhere…

    thanks for the great idea to use drawer glides to stabelize this! I had hubby make me a 4" x 26" x84"H
    the total spade depth i had was 30" so i used a 28" drawer glide with full extention PLUS. it overextends. so the glide is hidden and at resting the cabinet face is flush with other cabinets but the glide is part opened. (yes it stays stationary in place! my problem was we had an exterior light switch to deal with so i needed to access it once in a while, so i have 3" i can push this cabinet IN farther than flush…so i can turn on the outdoor light. complicated to explain but it worked fantastic. you cant see the glide at all!

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