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#1 posted 08-26-2014 04:05 AM

I like the plastic insert idea as well.

I really do need a more adjustable drawer slide
option. I used KV slides (side mount) and found
that getting the fronts flush to the face frame
was really, really difficult. I probably spent two
to three hours on each drawer, and it’s still not
perfect. Good enough, but not perfect. If
this were in a kitchen I’d want better. But there’s
just not enough lateral adjustability for someone
who may not be expert at this sort of thing to be
able to mount them and then slide forward or back
where you need them. Took me forever and much
swearing and taking off, putting back on, repeat again
to get them within a tolerance I could live with.

And with all that there’s still a vertical offset, about a 1/16th
out at the top and a 1/16th in at the bottom. I can’t
tell if my drawer slides are at an angle or my face frame
is at an angle. But it’s slight and you can’t see it from
headon, so I’ll go ahead and live with it.

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