I've got a set of IKEA cabinets that have a place for a drawer that's currently just a cover:
I'd like to install a drawer here, but there's only a full cabinet wall on the right side. The left is open, and goes deep to the left:
The top surface there seems to be the underside of the granite countertops, so I don't think I can mount anything directly into there?
In addition, there's no support beam across the middle in the front where a bottom drawer support might go:
My question is, what are my reasonable options here for installing a drawer here? I imagine any of them would involve adding at least one piece of wood for support, but I'm not sure where would provide the best support for the weight of a drawer. I see a few options:
- Install a piece of wood along the side, from front beam to back wall.
- Install a piece of wood across the front middle, between the left beam and right wall. Then install wood from the front to back for support.
That said, I've never done something like this before, so there may be more options. In addition to where to add support, what would be the proper method to install these additional pieces of wood? Screws? Brackets?