Been out of the loop for a while… took the kiddies up north for 4 days @ my MIL’s cottage, and true to my well established pattern of getting sick on vacations, I came down with a bug. I limped into work on Tuesday but my wife persuaded me into seeing the doc on Wednesday during my lunch break…. PNEUMONIA !! So I’ve been a drugged up hurtin’ puppy, pretty much traping back and forth from work to bed ever since. But I was finally well enough to get some shop time this weekend.
Getting right down to it, I realized I’ve never installed drawers with slides b4. I had picked up these older style kitchen slides on the cheap from Grizzly years ago for this project… so I was committed to using them and just kinda installed them the way that seemed right, using spacer blocks to get consistant positioning.
I guess what I wound up with is kind of a morph between a face frame showing, and an all drawer front. I had cut all the MDF for the boxes long ago per the the original plan (which didn’t have a FF) and then looked around at what I had for materials. I decided buy a sheet of Melamine at work and have my buds hook me up by cutting it up on the Selco and edge banding the drawers. So it turned out to be somewhat of an odd duck, but I kind of like it.
One benefit of having all that MDF in the boxes turned out to be the weight…. here’s all 12 drawers at full extenstion… and not even close to being tippy.
Next up is the 5” risers, then edge band and install the top and we’ll call this one done.
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