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Ideas from my Shop #4 ~ April 18, 2008

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Blog entry by David posted 04-18-2008 06:38 PM 816 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you need a simple self closing drawer here’s what I did and it works very well.
We have earthquakes in the North West on occasion: hopefully just little shakers and the more often the better so they aren’t real big ones. When we come home we have to straighten pictures on the walls and close drawers that shook open. see my cabinet project http://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/23536-196x130.jpg?1207733781
Our bathroom has a counter that is right tight to the door opening and if the drawer is open; the door can’t be opened! So I mounted the runners on my drawers at a slight angle and they self close. Make the drawer sides a bit “skinny” as the drawer moves uphill as it is opened. These are full extention “Accurides” and roll very nicely.

-- Islandwoodworker@Gmail.com



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motthunter

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 08:18 PM

looks good.. you also can embed a magnet in the top lip of the drawer front and over the top of the drawer opening. Let an earthquake mess with either of our designs!

-- making sawdust....

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 08:38 PM

That is to easy. Will it stay open if you pull it all the way out?

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David

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#3 posted 04-19-2008 01:51 AM

Will just stay open all the way out.

-- Islandwoodworker@Gmail.com

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