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Extra tall drawer mounting best practice

by austin350s10
posted 02-16-2017 05:07 PM

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 09:21 PM

I’m guessing your accessing your ties from the open “sides” of the drawer. I would say construct the drawer with a top and bottom piece (the 8 inch width) then mount rails on the bottom like you said and also on the top of the top of the drawer (and bottom of the top of the 7 foot tall framework your drawer goes into). you can get heavier duty slides to accommodate the approximate weight. Maybe get slides heavy enough to handle the entire weight of the drawer on one then the fact that its riding on the top one to keep it from tipping forward or side to side which would flex a single bottom slide alone. I guess you could have the drawer hanging from just a top rail but i’d go overkill and do em both in case my son wanted to swing off it.

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 11:18 PM

austin, bc4393 advice sounds good to me thats the way id do it myself,less chance of damage.welcome to lumber jocks.

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#3 posted 02-17-2017 12:43 AM

Look up Pantry Slides. This would be the best way to do it IMO, if I’m picturing it right.

This was just an example to show to you. They make them for taller units.

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