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Re: Turn A Drawer Into A Step

William Duffield
I would build a platform supported by spring loaded casters. The casters would only need to move about an eighth to a quarter of an inch (depending on how flat your floor is) for the frame of the cabinet to come to rest solidly on the floor when stepped on. The front of the platform would include the drawer front, bottom rail of the face frame and a section of the kick plate. The casters would only need to be strong enough to support the unloaded platform. Use the drawer slides only to control the direction of motion and the extended and retracted stop positions. Note that the platform would probably usually be extended by putting a toe under the face frame rail, and retracted by kicking the kick plate.

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