I'm laying out a new computer desk that I hope to build shortly. I'm not
interested in most premade units I see because they are too deep for my
needs. I have an LCD monitor so the need for depth is eliminated. As it
stands now my depth will be dictated by my flatbed scanner. It actually
works out well at that depth for my needs and space limitations.
I plan on putting a keyboard drawer under the desktop surface with a false
front that knocks down when pulled out. This will give me serve as the
'center' drawer of the unit. To the right will be a real drawer that will
have the same face as the keyboard drawer. To the left of the keyboard
'drawer' will be where my scanner will be stored. This drawer will have a
knock down face also. However, it will not have sides or a back to it.
Basically, its a pull out shelf. However, I need it to extend fully out
beyond the face of the desk to allow the scanner lid to be lifted all the
way up. The shelf the scanner sits on will be 1/2". I have seen the
keyboard drawer glides which I'll use for the keyboard pullout. These don't
seem to allow full extension beyond the face of desk. OK for keyboard, not
good for scanner shelf. Does anyone have any ideas of a product that will
allow what I'm looking for, plus attach strongly to the edge of 1/2" thick
material. I need it to be semi-sturdy and free from excessive vibration
when fully extended. I would also like it to 'lock' in it's extended state
and not float backwards easily (the weight of the power cord and USB cable
in back would do this).
Any recommendations would be appreciated. I looked at Rockler's glides but
they are drawer glides and I'm not sure they'll work attached to 1/2"
shelf. Plus, there may be a way to make this shelf glide system out of
wood, which would be ideal.