Sorry if this question is a bit off topic here, but this seemed like the best place to get an answer.
I'm in the process of building some custom kitchen cabinets, and would like to incorporate a sliding shelf-drawer that will house multiple small appliances (can opener, toaster, blender, food processor), positioned such that each can be used in place. I'd like to have a 4-outlet receptacle in the center of the shelf, so that all 4 appliances can be left plugged in and ready for use. I would allow sufficient clearance beneath the shelf to accommodate a junction box, and would have another in the wall behind the shelf. My question regards the best way to connect them. Would it be sufficient to simply use a section of stranded #14 or #12 wire (say, from an air-conditioner extension cord), and clamp each end securely to its respective box? Or is this something that simply can not be done in a manner consistent with electrical code?