Euro-slide installation jig (Screws-N-Plywood)

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Project by PaBull posted 869 days ago 3537 views 29 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Also check out my other Scews-N-Plywood jig:
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-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#1 posted 869 days ago

Great idea. I start building the carcasses for my first kitchen cabinets very soon and I’ll use this jig for the slides. Thanks for posting!

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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#2 posted 869 days ago

I am glad I was able to help you Dave.
Good luck with your kitchen cabinets.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#3 posted 869 days ago

sheer out of box thinking for creating this. I would rather say sheer common sense, which is quite uncommon, ofcourse.
Grateful thanks for sharing this on this forum.


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#4 posted 869 days ago

Simple but smart very smart.good idea.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 868 days ago

Thanks Jim.
I hope you can put this jim to good use.

Bakthavathsal, I don’t all the way agree with you.
There are some very clever LJ’s posting on this board!
But thanks for the kind words.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#6 posted 868 days ago

Hello PaBull

Very simple but very effective

All we want for a jig

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 868 days ago


-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#8 posted 868 days ago

Al and Digger,
Thank you, thank you…..

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#9 posted 868 days ago

That is a really good idea. I will have to use it.

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#10 posted 868 days ago

Warning ….. Time-saver … speedy gonzales have arived

thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 868 days ago

Al, let us know have you did with the jig.

Dennis, good to see you, it should save you time, it saves on adjusting the drawers.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#12 posted 868 days ago

Nice simple jig I like the idea.


-- Kiefer 松

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#13 posted 868 days ago

Very cool jig , I could have used that before, thanks for posting.


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#14 posted 868 days ago

Great jig! Thanks for posting this – I’m doing some drawers now and i need some drawer glide alignment help. One of these will work just fine.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#15 posted 868 days ago

Kiefer, have at it. It is yours to make.

Mark, I am so sorry for coming so late with this jig.
Maybe use it for the next cabinet job?

Ron, I am glad to be of assistance. Let us know how it worked out. I am building a small dresser for a closet with 14 drawers and I needed something simple to align the guides just right.


-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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