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Forum topic by Joecarrr posted 09-22-2018 11:52 AM 446 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-22-2018 11:52 AM

I’m building a cabinet with a face frame and inset drawers. The drawers will have false fronts the same depth as the faceframe. 3/4”. I’m using 21 inch blum drawer slides. 563 series. They wont be here for a few days but I have to get working on the cabinet this weekend.
How deep does the cabinet need to be to accommodate the 21 inch slide? I read on post that said you need 7/8” behind the drawer for the hardware. So 21 7/8 from the back of the face frame to the back panel?

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#1 posted 09-22-2018 12:48 PM

see if this will give you the info you need:

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#2 posted 09-22-2018 02:45 PM

The minimum is 21-15/16” according to the Blum installation instructions.$sus_$aof_$v2.pdf

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#3 posted 09-22-2018 03:07 PM

Thanks guys. I looked at a bunch of blum pdf’s and I didn’t see that one. That calculator looks like a pretty handy tool to build drawers.

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