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Forum topic by sawdust66 posted 01-27-2022 10:35 PM 388 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sawdust66

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01-27-2022 10:35 PM

So making a dresser for my daughter. Fairly standard 6 drawer configuration (3 on each side) about 60”(w)x32”(h). And I want to use drawer slides, which is something I’ve never done before. I’ve made lots of cabinets with drawers, but never with slides, so trying to figure all this out. I’d like to use side mount, full extension with soft close if possible. I’ve read a bunch of reviews that talk about Blum slides, but it seems they are difficult to get right now. Can anyone make some recommendations for brands/models that are available now, that you have use and like? Appreciate any feedback.

-- Chris, Pennsylvania


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#1 posted 01-27-2022 10:48 PM

I’ve given up on Blum products, seems like it’s always something with them. I’ve been having good luck with these Accuride slides from Cabinet Parts.

There are a lot of ways to install slides I’ve always found cutting plywood blanks to sit on the ground, and set your first slide on, and them same, or smaller blanks on top and climb up side to side is the fastest, easiest way to put them in. Trying to get them on a pencil mark is crazy hard for me to do.

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#2 posted 01-28-2022 05:02 AM

I’ll probably get flamed for this, but I used HD’s Everbilt on a desk project I just did. I wasn’t sure about the length I’d need and I wanted a local place in case I needed to exchange them for a different size (which I did). I was pleased with the quality, but I’m not abnormally particular, just reasonably particular. :-)
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#3 posted 01-28-2022 05:08 AM

I used these promark ones on a garage cabinet and I’m glad I gambled. Good quality and good price. I think they have soft close ones as well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RG34VJQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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#4 posted 01-28-2022 07:22 AM

For side mounts, Accuride or KV. For under mounts, Blum.

Are 3 of these will require, a square cabinet and square drawers. Tolerance of plus or minus 1/32 in drawer width.

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#5 posted 01-28-2022 12:50 PM



I used these promark ones on a garage cabinet and I m glad I gambled. Good quality and good price. I think they have soft close ones as well.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RG34VJQ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- bc4393

+1 for the Promark slides. I’ve never used their soft close slides, but they do offer them.

I just looked and they were $110 for 10 pair of soft close 22” slides.

I’ve used Promark a number of times over the past few years and they’ve done well. One thing I do recommend, though, is buying a pack of truss head screws for installation. I think they work better than the Promark-supplied screws. Link: https://www.amazon.com/Rok-Hardware-Standard-Thread-Screws/dp/B01MFAIS08/ref=pd_bxgy_2/140-9250757-5861747?pd_rd_w=QGCv8&pf_rd_p=6b3eefea-7b16-43e9-bc45-2e332cbf99da&pf_rd_r=SRTCTCBEJEA6RWJ3NKB5&pd_rd_r=839f58e2-3321-47d2-adbe-459bd6c70882&pd_rd_wg=j4Q4Q&pd_rd_i=B01MFAIS08&th=1

-- Ray

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