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Forum topic by ryno posted 12-06-2009 02:34 AM 919 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-06-2009 02:34 AM

Hey everyone, I’m working on jewelry chest with my friend and we can’t seem to decide on drawer slides. Here is our dilemma. The chest will be made in Oklahoma and delivered to Lousiana. If we use some type of wood drawer slides we were worried about swelling and sticking. But if we use some type of metal drawer slides, it takes away from the feel of the piece. We were planning on using through dovetails on the drawers. I was wondering your feelings about this potential problem. Would you be brave enough to send a piece away with knowing that it could be a problem, or would you go with the metal slides. There will not be any supports across the frame so there is no chance of underneath slides. It will all be on the sides of the drawers. The chest will be approx. 24” wide, 18-20” tall and 16” deep. So if was your project, how would you approach this.

Thanks, Ryan

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 03:20 PM

Blum Tandem undermount slides mount to the cabinet sides and are completely concealed. But very expensive.

-- Gerry,

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 04:12 PM

what direction is the grain going at the dove tail most of your wood movement will be across the grain and not with the grain so there may not be too much of a issue just a thought

-- self proclaimed copycat

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