X-Series Bracket System
Rollout shelving makes it easier to retrieve canned goods and small appliances from lower kitchen cabinets and pantry units. But once the hardware has been installed, moving the individual shelves up or down as needs change means detaching the entire rollout hardware assembly and reinstalling it in a different position.
A small Ohio company has designed an alternative with its X-Series Bracket System, which makes it possible to adjust the height of a rollout quickly and with a minimum of tools.
Each kit includes a number of steel brackets and maple pilasters 3/4 in. thick by 2-1/2 in. wide with holes drilled through the face every 1-1/4 in. The pilasters are screwed to the inside of the cabinet, and the mating brackets are attached to undermount drawer slides.
The pins on the brackets slide into holes in the pilasters, and the assembly swings down to lock into place. Then the drawer box is attached to the slides. Should the homeowner decide that the rollout needs to be higher or lower, the drawer box can be removed, the brackets popped off the pilasters for repositioning, and the drawer box replaced. The whole operation shouldn’t take more than a couple of minutes.
A kit containing 21-3/4-in.-long pilasters and two bracket sets (enough for two rollouts) is $60. A 60-3/4-in. kit with five bracket sets is $160. A pack of four brackets, enough for one shelf, is $10.