Creating a Lift Desk #8: Drawers, Guides, and Sleeves

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Blog entry by Underdog posted 12-04-2015 09:44 PM 1170 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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One thing you have to have when you plan to have drawers in your desk, is drawer boxes. And if you have boxes, you usually have guides. And in my case, I also have the guides mounted to sleeves to aid in installation and adjustment.
I did the drawer box fabrication at the cabinet shop because it’s just easier than trying to do all this at home. No big deal. Drawer side material is all cut out and banded in 96” long strips. Only thing left to do then is cut to size, glue/brad it together, then hot glue the bottom in to prevent rattle.
I did drag the boxes and the guides and the jig home one day, and mounted all the hardware- just to keep from interrupting production.

One of these days, I’ll get this thing to where I can actually mount these in the cabinet. Lots to go yet!
Let’s go see how the top fits on, shall we?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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