I am putting together a proposal for a laundry room. Client would like pullouts that are flat and stainless wire mesh to lay clothes flat on to air dry. Is there something like this that I can just buy outright? If not, I am thinking of making a hardwood frame perimeter with a rabbet in the middle to drop a piece of wire grate into. Any suppliers for rigid stainless wire mesh? Size would be approximately 22d x 42w.
I checked rev-a-shelf out and everything is too small. My backup plan is to buy a wire shelf kit, use the shelves and mount wood blocking on sides to mount slides to.
From contributor B:
Try mcnichols.com or gratingpacific.com. If what you need is not a commonly stocked item, you may have to have it fabricated.
The material is one of the rigid plastic grids that typically drop into the ceiling frame under florescent lighting in offices. It's about 3/8 inch thick, is 24 x 24 inches (but could be carefully cut to size), the holes are 1/2 X 1/2, and it cost a whopping $6.00 or so. I just dropped the grid into a rabbetted frame and used Accuride 3834 slides so the whole thing could be accessed. (3834's have an extra inch of over travel.) The one in the picture is actually above a half-height water heater and uses the heat given off by the heater to dry items. Works like a charm and looks pretty good, too.