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drawer fronts

by jwmalone
posted 08-10-2016 05:53 PM


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MT_Stringer

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#1 posted 08-10-2016 06:11 PM

Are the drawer fronts going to have an overlay all around…say 1/2 inch? If so, I think it would be easier to attach the fronts after the drawers have been installed. That way you can line ‘em with the others.

That is the way I did our kitchen remodel.
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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 08-10-2016 06:18 PM

Applied drawer fronts are always easier, but it all depends on the type of drawer slide you choose.

With wooden slides, I build drawers with integral fronts. HB dovetails at the front, and through DT at the rear. That is the traditional approach, but you lose the smooth action of metal slides and full extension.

With side mount ball bearing slides or soft close undermount slides, an applied drawer front works best. Because the front is attached after the box is constructed, you can use HB or through dovetails with equal success.

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jwmalone

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#3 posted 08-10-2016 07:11 PM

My fault guys, The drawers will have an overlay. And the lady wants modern drawer slides that’s the other thing she ask for beside casters. Nice kitchen Stringer, I love that silver ware drawer.

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MT_Stringer

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#4 posted 08-10-2016 08:38 PM



Nice kitchen Stringer, I love that silver ware drawer.
- jwmalone

Thank you, sir. It has been a hit with all who see it. I like it also.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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GR8HUNTER

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#5 posted 08-11-2016 03:29 AM

https://www.amazon.com/Blum-Drawer-Front-Adjuster/dp/B0006HFBGU

this is the best way to attach a drawer front …....very secure ..and also have some movement for adjusting fronts …... then after its tighten you can put screws in very bottom under the drawer bottom

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