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Forum topic by oakdust posted 02-17-2009 06:35 PM 825 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2009 06:35 PM

I need advice on Blum Tandem undermount drawer slides. I am using a face frame on the cabinets so do I need a rear mount bracket, and locking tabs?
Any thing else I might need?
Also building cabs with full overlay Cherry doors with styles 2 1/4 wide and 1 1/2 inch face frames. What is the best hinge to use that would be conceled with the door closed

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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#1 posted 02-17-2009 06:44 PM

You can use blum 120 degree concealed hinges. If you use the straight arm hinges with a 0mm play you’ll do fine. Full overlay doors are typical for frameless while 1/2” overlay is typical for faceframe. If you use 1/2” overlay you can use the 3mm plate. You really don’t need to change to a different hinge when using blum. Just use different plates. That’s with the exception of inset doors of course. For the guides, if you don’t “build out” so that the inside of the carcass is flush with the frame you’ll obviously need a rear mount bracket. Personally I build out the insides and just fasten the guide directly to my filler blocks. I can mount my guide to it before installing it. I simply remove the guide, install the block, and then remount the guide using the same holes. You’ll find your system if you end up making a bunch of cabinets.

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#2 posted 02-17-2009 06:50 PM

Graet info, Thanks

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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