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Forum topic by apehl posted 06-19-2019 03:36 PM 186 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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apehl

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06-19-2019 03:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drawer slide full extension rear mount vanity resource troubleshoot

I am building my first vanity for our master bath. Being that this is a temporary home for us but wanting to build my skill, I decided to try full extension drawer slides for the first time. I am going with a cheap option off amazon the corresponding rear mount brackets.

My issue is more in my lack of knowledge and inability to find any information online (shocking I know). My cavity is 18” but I have 16” drawer slides. I have heard the bracket allows several inches of flexibility but my brackets dont click or lock in to the drawer slides. I am wondering if i am using them wrong or if the bracket it meant to be loose and not have any sort of fastener from the slide to the bracket securing it.

The picture shows how far out i need to bring the slide in order to fit the cavity in the vanity. This same question would apply whether or not I was using an 18” slide in with the same bracket. It is just magnified with the extra space.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 06-19-2019 11:04 PM

Top picture looks fine to me.

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SMP

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#2 posted 06-19-2019 11:26 PM

The little indent/dimples should kind of snap over the hump on the slides. Then you can put a machine screw and nut to screw them together. Leave a tad loose until the drawer is adjusted then tighten.

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Firewood

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#3 posted 06-19-2019 11:27 PM

With the slide attached to front and the rear bracket attached to the rear, it’s already “locked in”. I think your good to go.

-- Mike - Waukesha, WI

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CWWoodworking

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#4 posted 06-19-2019 11:31 PM



The little indent/dimples should kind of snap over the hump on the slides. Then you can put a machine screw and nut to screw them together. Leave a tad loose until the drawer is adjusted then tighten.

- SMP

Why would you use a bolt and nut?

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apehl

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#5 posted 06-20-2019 12:42 PM

Thank you for the input and help. I will give it a shot and if need be I can throw in a small block in the back to bring the bracket closer to the slide.

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