DIY Kitchen/Storage system for 5th Gen 4runner

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Looks sweet.
I like the way the table folds up and stores underneath. What is the proper name for those locking latches you used on the right side drawers. They look nice and robust.
What do you store in that tall middle drawer?

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Awesome! I am looking to build something similar for a 2011 Grand Cherokee, but I'm still brainstorming a bit.
 
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Great build! What kind of plywood did you use? Thickness? What did you use to anchor it down. Im designing my own drawer system right now and looking for ideas.
 

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@T4R_ninja

Looks sweet.
I like the way the table folds up and stores underneath. What is the proper name for those locking latches you used on the right side drawers. They look nice and robust.
What do you store in that tall middle drawer?

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The latches on the right are called paddle latches according to an Amazon searcg
 

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What was the ballpark on the cost of your build? Did you screw pieces together or use wood glue and is there any advantage to one over the other?
 

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What was the ballpark on the cost of your build? Did you screw pieces together or use wood glue and is there any advantage to one over the other?
I can't speak for @T4R_ninja and the cost of his build but can provide cost details for my build for the 4th Gen T4r system modified from the free plans provided by @TheAdventureIndex.

Mine the carcass is screwed, doweled, and glued, Drawers are dado-lock jointed and glued.

Simplified Adv. Index Drawers Actual Costs ( Taller unit with only 2 Drawers, single carcass box design 60/40 sleeping platform, no fridge slide )
Amazon
$31.00 #10-32 Inserts for drawers (50) x 2
$10.39 #10-32 bolts 1/2" Length (50)
$334.14 2x 3300 Drawer Slides & 2x 3600 Locking Drawer Slides
10.26 10-32 x 1" Truss Head Machine Screws​

Hardwood Dealer
$203.50 3x 4x8 Sheets 1/2” Baltic Birch Plywood​

Ace Hardware
1/4”-20 T-Nuts (15)
1/4”-20 T-Nuts (8)
1/4”-20 Grade 8 1.25” short head hex bolts (8)
1/4”-20 0.5” Black Pan Head Screws (15)
1/4”-20 0.5” Stainless Pan Head Screws (15)
Blue Threadlocker​
$14.95 Trip 1
$26.70 Trip 2

Rockler
$15.05 1/4” Dowel Centers (16)​


HomeDepot
$2.97 1/4” Dowels
$5.49 1/4” Dowel Kit
$2.17 #6 / #8 1.25” Wood Screws
$19.87 Grey Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Precut 6'x8'
$7.14 Grey Indoor/Outdoor Carpet 6' x 3'
$19.98 3m 77 Spray glue x 2 cans
$16.98 1qt Helmsman Spar Varnish
$9.98 Helmsman Spar Urethane Aerosol Spray
$1.87 M8-1.25 x 25mm Bolts
$7.78 Taxman​

Other:
$0.00 Maple wood cleats (Hardwood Dealer Off-cut bin)
$0.00 3/8” Carpet Staples (From shop ~$3.22)
$0.00 Titebond III Glue (From shop ~$8.00)​
$740.22 Drawers / Platform Total


Restaurant Supply store (bought but not currently in use)
$20.32 Commercial Plastic Cutting Board, 24 x 18 x 0.5 Inch
$10.99 Commercial Plastic Cutting Board, 12 x 18 x 0.5 Inch
$1.49 Taxman
$773.02 Total spent
+ a few weekends working with Dad in the wood shop (Priceless)

Currently the drawer and sleeping platform weigh in at 150 lbs. After this summer's shake down trips I have a few alterations that will bump the cost a bit but $773.02 is what I have into it right now.

Here is a comparison and my notes on the commercial offerings that I investigated before building:
Goose Gear $2,630.00

$400.00 4Runner Plate System – PT4R-4-STD
$1,455.00 Side x Side Drawer Module - 41 3/8" Wide – SXS411236-50-GRY
$375.00 4Runner 5th Gen Sleeping Platforms * Requires Drv. Rear Seat Removal
$400.00 4Runner 5th Gen Sleeping Platforms * Requires Pass. Rear Seat Removal
Side Wings?​

mobilestrong.net $3,195.00
$1,542.00 Custom 41.25”x11”x37” Double Drawer – HDPD41.251137
$1,653.00 Custom 41.25”x13”x37” Double Drawer –HDPD41.251337​

Slee / ARB $1,403.00
$684.00 ARB RD945US 19.88”x37.2”x11.02”
$684.00 ARB RD945US 19.88”x37.2”x11.02”
$35.00 Side Kit N/A for 4Runner Need To Fab cost is Matching Carpet​

dobinsonusa.com
$1,210.00 Dobinsons Drawer Kit w/ Fridge Slide Universal Mount, 36 x 40 x 10 inches
Side Kit N/A for 4Runner Need To Fab
Contact mike@dobinsonusa.com for 5% discount over Amazon Price T4R.org​

Truck Vault $2,295.00

$2,295.00 2 Drawer Mid Length Magnum Height SUV TruckVault
Shipping
Side Kit N/A for 4Runner Need To Fab
Contact Rochelle Maywald​

trekboxx System Sierra for Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series $3,390.00
$1,695.00 Sierra Delta - Driver Side System
$1,695.00 Sierra Papa - Passenger SIDE SYSTEM​

trekboxx System Alpha for Toyota 4Runner 5th Generation $3,570.00
$3,195.00 SYSTEM ALPHA - Base SYSTEM
$375.00 SYSTEM ALPHA - Wing Kit​

Front Runner
$1,354.00 Toyota Prado 120/Lexus GX470 Drawer Kit
Too Short for my needs were Drawers only 8.4” tall​

Tuffyproducts.com
Tactical Security Drawer only 8” or 16” tall versions
Too Short for my needs were Drawers only 8.4” tall​

Of the commercial offerings the Slee/ARB and DobinsonUSA packages were the closest to meeting my needs. Both required additional Fab work to create the side flaps and sleeping platforms which was not included in the cost of the commercial offering. My build came in at half the cost which is fairly consistent with wood working projects that I've undertaken in the past.

Mods : if this is considered a thread crap / hijack let me know and I'll copy it and create my own "build" thread with this info

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I can't speak for @T4R_ninja and the cost of his build but can provide cost details for my build for the 4th Gen T4r system modified from the free plans provided by @TheAdventureIndex.

Mine the carcass is screwed, doweled, and glued, Drawers are dado-lock jointed and glued.

Simplified Adv. Index Drawers Actual Costs ( Taller unit with only 2 Drawers, single carcass box design 60/40 sleeping platform, no fridge slide )
Amazon
$31.00 #10-32 Inserts for drawers (50) x 2
$10.39 #10-32 bolts 1/2" Length (50)
$334.14 2x 3300 Drawer Slides & 2x 3600 Locking Drawer Slides
10.26 10-32 x 1" Truss Head Machine Screws​

Hardwood Dealer
$203.50 3x 4x8 Sheets 1/2” Baltic Birch Plywood​

Ace Hardware
1/4”-20 T-Nuts (15)
1/4”-20 T-Nuts (8)
1/4”-20 Grade 8 1.25” short head hex bolts (8)
1/4”-20 0.5” Black Pan Head Screws (15)
1/4”-20 0.5” Stainless Pan Head Screws (15)
Blue Threadlocker​
$14.95 Trip 1
$26.70 Trip 2

Rockler
$15.05 1/4” Dowel Centers (16)​


HomeDepot
$2.97 1/4” Dowels
$5.49 1/4” Dowel Kit
$2.17 #6 / #8 1.25” Wood Screws
$19.87 Grey Indoor/Outdoor Carpet Precut 6'x8'
$7.14 Grey Indoor/Outdoor Carpet 6' x 3'
$19.98 3m 77 Spray glue x 2 cans
$16.98 1qt Helmsman Spar Varnish
$9.98 Helmsman Spar Urethane Aerosol Spray
$1.87 M8-1.25 x 25mm Bolts
$7.78 Taxman​

Other:
$0.00 Maple wood cleats (Hardwood Dealer Off-cut bin)
$0.00 3/8” Carpet Staples (From shop ~$3.22)
$0.00 Titebond III Glue (From shop ~$8.00)​
$740.22 Drawers / Platform Total


Restaurant Supply store (bought but not currently in use)
$20.32 Commercial Plastic Cutting Board, 24 x 18 x 0.5 Inch
$10.99 Commercial Plastic Cutting Board, 12 x 18 x 0.5 Inch
$1.49 Taxman
$773.02 Total spent
+ a few weekends working with Dad in the wood shop (Priceless)

Currently the drawer and sleeping platform weigh in at 150 lbs. After this summer's shake down trips I have a few alterations that will bump the cost a bit but $773.02 is what I have into it right now.

Here is a comparison and my notes on the commercial offerings that I investigated before building:
Goose Gear $2,630.00

$400.00 4Runner Plate System – PT4R-4-STD
$1,455.00 Side x Side Drawer Module - 41 3/8" Wide – SXS411236-50-GRY
$375.00 4Runner 5th Gen Sleeping Platforms * Requires Drv. Rear Seat Removal
$400.00 4Runner 5th Gen Sleeping Platforms * Requires Pass. Rear Seat Removal
Side Wings?​

mobilestrong.net $3,195.00
$1,542.00 Custom 41.25”x11”x37” Double Drawer – HDPD41.251137
$1,653.00 Custom 41.25”x13”x37” Double Drawer –HDPD41.251337​

Slee / ARB $1,403.00
$684.00 ARB RD945US 19.88”x37.2”x11.02”
$684.00 ARB RD945US 19.88”x37.2”x11.02”
$35.00 Side Kit N/A for 4Runner Need To Fab cost is Matching Carpet​

dobinsonusa.com
$1,210.00 Dobinsons Drawer Kit w/ Fridge Slide Universal Mount, 36 x 40 x 10 inches
Side Kit N/A for 4Runner Need To Fab
Contact mike@dobinsonusa.com for 5% discount over Amazon Price T4R.org​

Truck Vault $2,295.00

$2,295.00 2 Drawer Mid Length Magnum Height SUV TruckVault
Shipping
Side Kit N/A for 4Runner Need To Fab
Contact Rochelle Maywald​

trekboxx System Sierra for Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series $3,390.00
$1,695.00 Sierra Delta - Driver Side System
$1,695.00 Sierra Papa - Passenger SIDE SYSTEM​

trekboxx System Alpha for Toyota 4Runner 5th Generation $3,570.00
$3,195.00 SYSTEM ALPHA - Base SYSTEM
$375.00 SYSTEM ALPHA - Wing Kit​

Front Runner
$1,354.00 Toyota Prado 120/Lexus GX470 Drawer Kit
Too Short for my needs were Drawers only 8.4” tall​

Tuffyproducts.com
Tactical Security Drawer only 8” or 16” tall versions
Too Short for my needs were Drawers only 8.4” tall​

Of the commercial offerings the Slee/ARB and DobinsonUSA packages were the closest to meeting my needs. Both required additional Fab work to create the side flaps and sleeping platforms which was not included in the cost of the commercial offering. My build came in at half the cost which is fairly consistent with wood working projects that I've undertaken in the past.

Mods : if this is considered a thread crap / hijack let me know and I'll copy it and create my own "build" thread with this info

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Thanks for the info. I had seen the plans you were talking about and really liked that design. Do you know if it’s easily modified for a 5th gen? I don’t know how different if at all the backs are between 4th and 5th. How much weight do you feel comfortable putting on it? I want to put a Dometic fridge with a pullout system and use as a sleeping platform for myself and I’m about 300lbs.
 

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Thanks for the info. I had seen the plans you were talking about and really liked that design. Do you know if it’s easily modified for a 5th gen? I don’t know how different if at all the backs are between 4th and 5th. How much weight do you feel comfortable putting on it? I want to put a Dometic fridge with a pullout system and use as a sleeping platform for myself and I’m about 300lbs.
Adam (@TheAdventureIndex ) Has a fridge on his setup. The plans were easy to modify. I think the overall dimensions should be similar between the 4th and 5th gens. Main difference will be the mounting points from what I can see. If you check his original thread others have modified them for Xterras and other SUVs. I modeled his plans in Sketchup then adjusted them to to meet my needs. Taking out some wood here, making taller... then built from my Sketchup drawings. there were a few mods that needed to be made during build but nothing serious.

Weight on top is NO PROBLEM. I'm just down from 300 Lbs and holds me no problem. Not a lot of head room because my set was built taller than the wheel wells to fit some gear in the drawers that was bigger than the original plans. Weight in the Drawers is NO PROBLEM the slides are rated to 500 Lbs per drawer. I'd need to line the bottom of the drawers with 2.3" thick lead bricks to hit that weight. I believe that someone could dance an Irish jig on top of it without a failure. Just back from a 4 day trip with myself and another photographer, we tented it on the trip, but the system held all of our camp and photo gear with a fully stocked Igloo Sportsman 60qt cooler. Converted quickly back to a 3 seater to take on another photographer who joined us for a few outings. Worked well all in all.

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Adam (@TheAdventureIndex ) Has a fridge on his setup. The plans were easy to modify. I think the overall dimensions should be similar between the 4th and 5th gens. Main difference will be the mounting points from what I can see. If you check his original thread others have modified them for Xterras and other SUVs. I modeled his plans in Sketchup then adjusted them to to meet my needs. Taking out some wood here, making taller... then built from my Sketchup drawings. there were a few mods that needed to be made during build but nothing serious.

Weight on top is NO PROBLEM. I'm just down from 300 Lbs and holds me no problem. Not a lot of head toom but mine was taller than the wheel wells to fit some gear in the drawers that was bigger than the original plans. Weight in the Drawers is NO PROBLEM the slides are rated to 500 Lbs per drawer. I'd need to line the bottom of the drawers with 2.3" thick lead bricks to hit that weight. I believe that someone could dance an Irish jig on top of it without a failure. Just back from a 4 day trip with myself and another photographer, we tented it on the trip, but the system held all of our camp and photo gear with a fully stocked Igloo Sportsman 60qt cooler. Converted quickly back to a 3 seater to take on another photographer who joined us for a few outings. Worked well all in all.

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Thanks for the shoutout! (Free drawer plans here!)

As for the strength, I weight 175lbs, and I've sat on the drawer while its fully extended. - build it right, be happy!

ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE, I WILL BE MAKING OTHER PLATFORM SPECIFIC PLANS IN THE NEXT COMING MONTHS. stay tuned!
 
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