Looking for advice on sliding shelves.

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Forum topic by soulofwolf posted 12-20-2015 02:39 AM 427 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-20-2015 02:39 AM

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looking for some advice, i’m making a two person gaming desk for my wife and all parts conventiently hide away (linear actuator for a tv lift, hidden doors for a power compartment, drop down doors to conceal computer trays, etc.) What i’m looking for advice on is in the image there the laptop drawers that pull out are shown separate, the three piece need to all slide out as they are arranged in the image.
bottom || \/
mid || \/
bottom and mid pull out top slides left. This is easy enough to do with using keyboard tray / drawer style sliders, but i’m wondering if there is any way to do it while completely hiding the sliding mechanism that’s used, so while it is all extended there are ugly metal bars running across the open surfaces. Thanks in advance for any input :)

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 04:44 AM

There are under mount slides like these from Rockler and other suppliers.
These slides are not visible from the sides, just under the shelf or drawer!

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#2 posted 12-28-2015 10:30 AM

That works fine for the very bottom shelf, but for the other two it would leave the metal visible on the shelves below them when they are slid out, so hoping for some kind of alternative. The slides being on the tops of the exposed pieces when the pieces above them are slid out is what i’m looking to avoid.

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