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Forum topic by Surfhunter22 posted 01-17-2019 03:53 AM 266 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Surfhunter22

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01-17-2019 03:53 AM

Any recommendations on drawer slides? I purchased the standard 1/2 thick Richelieu full extension slides, but am now wondering if there is something better. The box for the drawers is frameless so I don’t think an under mount will work. Maybe a narrow profile (routered in) slide would be better to maximize space? Maybe a simple wood rail with a routered groove in the box?

The drawers are alread narrow so I’m not loving the lost 1” or appearance of the standard slides.

It’s intended to have 3 approx 5” X7” X22” inset doors. I was able to make the faces but still need to figure out the strategy for the slides and boxes. My contractor disappeared and left me with this to figure out.


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#1 posted 01-17-2019 03:45 PM

Some pictures would be helpful.
What do you mean by drawers being frameless?
Are the drawer boxes already made?
Is the 5”x7”x22” dimensions for the drawer boxes or the opening for them?
Do you need/want full extension?

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 12:54 AM

Blum 563h under mounts. You would have to make new drawers as the fitment on undermounts is very specific in drawer width to case / cab opening.

Undermounts are made for euro from framless cabs, but will work on faceframes so they will work in your application. You loose a inch+ of depth though.

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 01:57 AM

Excuse the mess, but here are some pictures. The the drawers go in upper middle of both these vanities. The 3 small ones in the bathroom i expect will be hardest.

Undermount hinges would be great but think I would have to frame in additional cross members on the face to go between each drawer, right?

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 02:10 AM


Excuse the mess, but here are some pictures. The the drawers go in upper middle of both these vanities. The 3 small ones in the bathroom i expect will be hardest.

Undermount hinges would be great but think I would have to frame in additional cross members on the face to go between the drawers.

- Surfhunter22

Undermounts can be mounted to the bottom deck, or the sides of a cabinet. You don’t need “crossmembers”, dividers or faceframes.

Not my pic, but this should explain

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Surfhunter22

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#5 posted 01-18-2019 02:11 AM

To answer a few of the other questions

1) drawer boxes have not been made. I cut faces and am still trying to figure out strategy for box (design and make/buy decision)

2) 5”x7”x22” is for the opening.

3) I want to maximize use of the space but don’t need full extension if there is a better option.

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Surfhunter22

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#6 posted 01-18-2019 02:16 AM

Nice! Didn’t realize the bottom mounts could mount to side of the cabinet. Blum tandem the best bet?

Thanks

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Jared_S

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#7 posted 01-18-2019 02:28 AM



Nice! Didn’t realize the bottom mounts could mount to side of the cabinet. Blum tandem the best bet?

Thanks

- Surfhunter22

Salice is equally as good, sort of a Ford Chevy debate. I’ve been happy with the blum 563h soft/self close.

Whatever you go with Pay very close attention to the manufacturer drawer box build specification sheet for whatever brand you use.

Undermounts loose depth, side mounts loose width (and look ugly imho) so it’s a tradeoff either way

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#8 posted 01-18-2019 09:45 AM

Grizzly has a large selection of discontinued or clearance drawer slides.

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