Post up your drawer/storage system

From what I remember, they were by pair. I purchased a set that was locking and a set that was not and mixed them when I did my installation.

And in the pics, they do show a set in the pics. And I have just found my last order, and it said sold in pair.

Product Number: H-8434
Product Name: Heavy Duty Full Extension Slide 250 and 500 lbs
Items Per Package: 1
Package Type:pair
Price: 120.50
Quantity:1

That was in the fall of 2015
 
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The Big Drawer

Issue 189

I know truck-bed extenders are available commercially, but I decided to make my own to demonstrate my carpentry and problem-solving skills to my clients. It seems to have worked. My truck’s Big Drawer never fails to be a great conversation starter.
The Big Drawer is made up of two parts: the drawer and the support-roller system. Neither is attached to the truck bed, so it’s not difficult to remove the rig if I need to haul a load of material.
The drawer measures 4 ft. by 8 ft. and is raised about 8 in. above the base to allow room for stepladders or folding sawhorses. As shown in the drawing, the drawer rides on casters affixed to 2×4 rails. To prevent the drawer from tipping when it’s extended, I attached a couple of overhead casters on plywood brackets 16 in. from the tailgate. The weight of the drawer, in addition to the tools in it, gives the drawer enough friction to prevent it from sliding out. When fully extended, the drawer is 5 ft. past the truck’s bumper, allowing for easy access to items stored near the cab.




Brad Moritz, Charlotte, NC
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The 2x block which the upper casters are mounted on could be extended to the full length of the drawer to allow crossmembers and a stationary plywood platform to be added.
 
I am on the Fine Homebuilding daily tip list. This is todays tip:

HOW-TO
The Big Drawer

Issue 189

I know truck-bed extenders are available commercially, but I decided to make my own to demonstrate my carpentry and problem-solving skills to my clients. It seems to have worked. My truck’s Big Drawer never fails to be a great conversation starter.
The Big Drawer is made up of two parts: the drawer and the support-roller system. Neither is attached to the truck bed, so it’s not difficult to remove the rig if I need to haul a load of material.
The drawer measures 4 ft. by 8 ft. and is raised about 8 in. above the base to allow room for stepladders or folding sawhorses. As shown in the drawing, the drawer rides on casters affixed to 2×4 rails. To prevent the drawer from tipping when it’s extended, I attached a couple of overhead casters on plywood brackets 16 in. from the tailgate. The weight of the drawer, in addition to the tools in it, gives the drawer enough friction to prevent it from sliding out. When fully extended, the drawer is 5 ft. past the truck’s bumper, allowing for easy access to items stored near the cab.

Brad Moritz, Charlotte, NC
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Thought that this may be inspiring to someone.

The 2x block which the upper casters are mounted on could be extended to the full length of the drawer to allow crossmembers and a stationary plywood platform to be added.

Did you add any stops or something to keep the drawer from sliding all the way out of truck? Say on a hill?
 
Brad Moritz , who submitted this to Fine Homebuilding said in the description: "The weight of the drawer, in addition to the tools in it, gives the drawer enough friction to prevent it from sliding out." He also states that the drawer is not attached to the truck. So yes, you certainly do want to add a stop.
 
reminds me of the "cheap - fast - good" triangle analogy. since we do our own work and don't (usually) assign a dollar value to our time, I would change the wording to "expensive - heavy - dimensionally unstable". except I think it might end up as all three. especially in an uncovered truck bed = heavy.

edit: and after another look, I think in short time it would start binding up on itself and be a curse to extend more than the length of the tailgate height (when it's down - of course).

again: if I could lift 7 - 8' 2"x4"s PLUS a whole sheet of 3/4" plywood & a bit of hardware … well, I could certainly not do it at 25 so I wouldn't try it now, that's fer shur.

"good for Brad" I say, "good for Brad".
 
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