|Project by PaBull||posted 02-24-2012 03:43 PM||5102 views||33 times favorited||21 comments|
There are a lot of different jigs on the market for mounting drawer slides. The are all based on holding the slide in place where it needs to go and screw it in place. This gives a lot of room for error, because the screw holes are so big and you do not have a lot of room inside the cabinet to get your screw gun perfectly lined up. I came up with a very simple jig using 6 1” drywall screws in some left over 1/2” plywood. The screws line up with the holes of the drawer slide. Put the jig in place, flush with the face frame, wacky the screw heads with the mallet and you have the starter holes for your drawer screws. You will see that this is a lot more accurate than the Blum Slide Jig Gun. A lot cheaper too, $23.49 plus shipping for the gun below.
The reason for the double row of screws is left side and right side. The jig on the picture was build with 3/4” inset drawer fronts in mind.
You could build this jig with one row of 3 screws if you cut the width of the strip of wood exactly 2x the height of the screw hole from the base of the drawer cavity.
I hope this will help some of you LJ install the Euro drawer slides faster and more accurate.
-- rhykenologist and plant grower