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Posted on Plywood Thickness and Blum Tandem Drawer Slides

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 07:42 PM

The drawer box material is 3/4” plywood, so approximately 23/32”, or 18.26 mm.

That said, based on the Blum specs, I can’t figure out how drawer box material thickness matters, other than not exceeding the maximum. Meaning if the drawer slides are for 19mm (3/4”) drawer box material, I can use any material up to 19mm thick. Thinner material is OK.

Based on the Blum specs, I think the goal of 19mm max material thickness is to maintain at least 5.5 mm of clearance between the drawer box side and cabinet side (which is where the 49 mm comes from, BTW….19 mm side thickness + 5.5 mm clearance = 24.5 mm per side X 2 sides).

Using 18.XX mm plywood with a 372 mm drawer back would provide a bit over 6 mm of side clearance, which is OK, I think.

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