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Posted: 19 Jun 2013 1:10 PM By: JanelleH Replies: 5

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  • Pull-out, pop-up countertop wanted

    I am looking for some advice. I have a small kitchen that has a u-shaped work area. I want to change it to a L-shepd work area to open up the kitchen. I will lose counterspace when I do this. I have counterspace that is a designated desk are. I want to replace the desk with cabinets and put in a countertop that slides out from under the cabinet top on the cabinets and pops up flush with the cabinet top. That way, I can have the counterspace when needed and it would recess when not needed.

    It would be similar to the Rev-a-Shelf ironing board that is stored behind a drawer front. It pulls out and pops up. It would also be similar to the Rev-a-Shelf stand mixer platform that pulls out and pops up to counter height. It is spring loaded.

    I can do manage hte puull-out part with full extensions, but cannot figure out how to get it flush with the existing counter top.

    Has nayone seen such a product? I don' want to re-invent the wheel.

     

    Thanks for your input.

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  • Re: Pull-out, pop-up countertop wanted

    Okay, after much research I found a cabinet within a cabinet carcass. The cabinet slides out using full extension slides, essentially doubling your counterspace. Even better that what I was looking for because it is very sturdy and doesn't limit access to the drawers and cabinet under the countertop. When finished, is recesses completely.

    The countertop stays at a lower level, however. Any ideas how I could get it to pop up a few inches to be flush with the counter on the cabinet carcass? I wouls really like it to look almost seamless. Or am I being unrealistic?

    Thanks,

    Janelle

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  • Re: Pull-out, pop-up countertop wanted

    I'm looking for exactly the same thing!  Anyone found anything other than drawers that pull out and that act as a table top but are not flush with counter top surface?

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  • Re: Pull-out, pop-up countertop wanted

    Me too...I'm looking for the same thing.

     

    I can manage the actual countertop...I just need the hardware.

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  • Re: Pull-out, pop-up countertop wanted

    You could take two of these and make it work.

    Rev-A-Shelf 432-BF-3C

    Piano hing your countertop to one side so it will fold up and down. When down it will slide back in, when up it will be the height you need and rest upon the second one.

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  • Re: Pull-out, pop-up countertop wanted

    Been looking for the same specifics but I need a good kitchen specialist to do that.

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