I am going to start in on making my dovetail drawer slides today. I haven’t found much info on LJ or the rest of the web on tips, tricks, and rules of thumb. I made up a couple practice slides the other day and they seem to work well (unmounted), but I still have some questions:
1. How many slides (under mounted) should I use? An antique dresser we have uses one down the center and a newer dresser we have has two. The drawer size on both are approximately the same. The drawers I’ll be using them for are approx. 32” wide x 16” deep x 8” high and about 8 lbs per drawer (empty).
2. Any advice on installing the slides (i.e. techniques that ensure good alignment)?
3. Any other things to do or not do? I am always eager to try methods that are more efficient or provide more consistent results.
One tip I did find on another site is that I should consider making about 20 ft extra after getting set up for future projects. I think I’ll do that.
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