Originally Posted by accts4mjs
Wow, that's pretty dang cool! How much are those sliders rated for? I'm thinking about building a rolling rack with casters and a face plate on the edges of the rack so it looks built in until you pull it out. Hadn't figured that I could DIY the sliders.
Please do not emulate this shade tree mechanic or his accident waiting to happen.
Middle Atlantic makes their own sliding rack systems, including racks which slide out and swivel.
MAPs offerings go up to 30 spaces, and beyond that they recommend the AXS product family with the service track and track stand.
There is a great reason for that, and that reason is SAFETY.
They also include a safety strap for all large sliding racks to enhance safety.
Grab the photos of that rack, and you will see that it is already leaning forward with virtually no equipment in the rack...
Regardless of the rating of the drawer slides used, or whether or not it held the builder, this is not advisable method in any way, shape, or form.
Besides, you mentioned a clean look, the use of these drawer slides on a homemade base with galvanized angle brackets is far from clean open or closed.
I know that MAP racks are expensive, this is because they are well-engineered and they stand behind them.
If you want to skimp and save money, there are thousands of great ideas here on the AVS forum for ways to do a lot of your room yourself with common materials.
But don't skimp on safety.