EGWs6uuBZ3pp-zGuVVdmeLgkJG4 Across the Avenue: DIY: Easy Kitchen Cabinet Pull-Out Trash Bin Installation #WoodworkerExpress

DIY: Easy Kitchen Cabinet Pull-Out Trash Bin Installation #WoodworkerExpress

     This season, one of the DIY projects that has made it to the top of our list is a kitchen cabinet pull-out trash bin drawer. We originally called around to see how much it would cost to have it done professionally and were surprised to receive quotes upwards of $400. Considering most quality trash bin installation kits on the market cost less than $200, the professional quotes we were given were pretty unreasonable. After a little research and quite a few installation videos, we felt confident this was a home improvement project we could tackle ourselves. We're happy to say say that with one successfully installed kit and only 45 minutes of our time, we made the right choice in taking on this DIY project. Check out how easy the process was below!

Knape and Vogt Trash Pull-Out with Soft Close

Choosing the Right Kit
     We came across quite a few disaster stories while researching trash can kits. Long story short: quality matters. Be aware that many of the cheaper kits do not include door mounting, which means you'll need to buy additional hardware.We chose the Knape and Vogt USC12-2-27PT Double 27QT Bottom Mount Trash Pull-Out with Soft Close because it included everything, including the cans, and had many positive reviews. Before you purchase your kit, be sure to measure the height, width, and depth of the cabinet. We recommend checking out the selection at Woodworker Express. Their online prices were the best and the kit was delivered right to our door. You can't beat that!

Knape & Vogt Double 27QT Trash Pull-Out
  • Soft-Close (We LOVE this feature!)
  • Bottom Mount Pull-Out
  • Fits minimum cabinet width of 12"
  • Dimensions: 11-13/16" W x 22-7/16" D x 19-1/2" H
  • 2 Platinum bins, 27 quarts per bin. KV USC Series
  • Plastic Platinum Bins, 11-13/16 W x 22-7/16 D x 19-1/2 H
  • Solid backsplash and floor prevent debris from falling into the cabinet.

Installation in 6 Easy Steps:
Step 1: Measure the width of the opening and mark the middle, then align the chassis (the bottom piece), so it's centered to the opening.
Step 2: Drill holes and screw in the chassis to the bottom of the cabinet.

Step 3: Unscrew and remove the existing cabinet hinges.

Step 4: Click the bin holder rails into the chassis.
Step 5: Remove the stickies from the bin holder and carefully align the cabinet door so that it's in line with the rest of the cabinet doors. Press into the stickies.

Step 6: Gently pull out the bin holder and drill the necessary holes into the back of the cabinet door. (Be sure you have followed the instructions carefully, so that you don't drill into a shallow part of the door.) Then, attach the door with the door screws.

     That's it! Insert the bins into the track and you're good to go. Depending on the type of handle you have on your cabinet, you may want to move it to the top instead. 

Our Thoughts
     On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd say the difficulty level of this project was around a 4. The most difficult part was attaching the cabinet door so that it was level and aligned well with the rest of the cabinets. (We used a small level as we measured and attached the door  not included.) With two people, installation was a piece of cake. Overall, we're thrilled to have saved so much money using this kit and are especially pleased that it was such an easy DIY project. The results are exactly what we were hoping for!

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