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Forum topic by Pabs posted 06-06-2020 02:17 AM 272 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2020 02:17 AM

I’m nearing the final stages of this project and running to something that could be a problem…

look a the first pic and you will see the three slots with the drawer pull outs. doors will go as shown in second pic. they will be butted up to each other.
what is the best way to ensure that the door is at the right place when I go to screw it to the drawer? I can’t access from the back. double sided tape? hot glue? trying to figure out the best way to lay the door perfectly then pull drawer out, clamp it then screw it in.
How do you guys do this?
oh…and I can’t use the pull holes to screw from the front since the pulls will be at top and drawer is at the bottom

-- Pabs


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#1 posted 06-06-2020 02:31 AM

I just had an idea… I could trim all the doors to fit perfectly then use double sided or hot glue to hold in place. but for added security (to make sure door does not sag down when I pull it out before screwing I could make a “jig” that would anchor the door via the top holes. The holes for the pulls will be at the top of door. I could cut a piece of ply to go from top of drawer box to top of door. I could then crew from the font into that jig. that way when I pull the drawer out if won’t be able to move downward. this actually makes sense in my head but there might still be and easier solution out there :)

-- Pabs

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#2 posted 06-06-2020 02:39 AM

Try using shims all around the door in order to keep it perfectly centered while screwing it to the drawer…..

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#3 posted 06-06-2020 02:45 AM

Undermount guides?

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#4 posted 06-06-2020 02:53 AM

We use truss head screws and pre-drill a slightly oversized hole through the drawer sub front.

You can get fairly close with all the techniques you suggested, but, you can loosen screws and make fine tweaks with the setup I just mentioned.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#5 posted 06-06-2020 03:18 AM


We use truss head screws and pre-drill a slightly oversized hole through the drawer sub front.

You can get fairly close with all the techniques you suggested, but, you can loosen screws and make fine tweaks with the setup I just mentioned.

- DS

I had already that in mind…getting the a set of oversized holes for the first fitting then finish in normal sized holes to finish once I’m happy with it

-- Pabs

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#6 posted 06-06-2020 03:22 AM

I use thick double sided tape. Work great. Once it’s smashed on, it takes quite a bit of force to take back off. (Felt the pain of this today. Put pull holes upside down)

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#7 posted 06-06-2020 03:59 AM

I have a pair of these that work well. They do have limitations in tight places, but since your cabinet isn’t installed yet they should do the job.

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#8 posted 06-06-2020 04:47 AM

That’s a lot of box joints. I vote for double side tape I have four different kinds of double sided tape it’s pretty handy stuff.
Your work looks good very clean.

Good Luck

-- Aj

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