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Old 05-29-2019, 09:21 PM   #1
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21' Under Bed Drawer

I've been looking at all the great mods in this forum and it's time to contribute.
I put in a large under bed storage drawer in our 2018 21'. The drawer goes all the way from the stock cabinet hatch at the foot of the bed all the way to the black water tank at the head of the bed.
There's a base track that gets constructed first with three 2" casters and then gets fitted into position and screwed to the floor.
The drawer itself has 2 fixed 2" casters and one drawer front caster. The front caster is mounted on a spring loaded hinge that folds up out of the way when the drawer is closed. When the drawer is opened, the front caster swings down to support the drawer as it is extended. There's 2 blocks at the front that stop the spring hinge in the extended position. These blocks require some skill to cut.
This design doesn't require hefty, high capacity drawer slides and the drawer front won't flop down as the drawer is extended.
The parts are all typical hardware store supply and 1/2" plywood.
I made the drawer as deep as possible but this could easily be revised for bins. With the high sides, you do need a cut out on the sides to be able to lift the drawer out of the track.
So without further ado, here's the pictures and the plans.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:01 PM   #2
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Very creative.

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Old 05-29-2019, 11:51 PM   #3
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Really nice! I could fit lots of stuff in there! I think I would need it sub-divided a little: I’m one of those people who like roll top desks with all the little cubbies too. But if I subdivided it, I couldn’t fit the broom!
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:10 AM   #4
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Thank you Derek for posting these pictures, very helpful for others.
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