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02-05-2016 09:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question drawer slides

This is about those white epoxy coated slides.

Where do I attach the slides if…I want inset flush drawers that have false fronts? My drawers will be a plywood box with 3/4” solid wood fronts. This is a drill press stand so I’d rather not bother to use a face frame, just want the drawers to be flush with front of cabinet.
Do I just mount the slide in the cabinet 3/4” back from the front edge?


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#1 posted 02-06-2016 12:25 AM

That’s it. Maybe a little more or less depending on tolerances.

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#2 posted 02-06-2016 04:06 AM

I have never tried to do this with Euro slides. The KREG jig I bought years ago sets them back just a hair from the edge of a cabinet. You could add a piece of wood to that jig, or make your own jig and have them setback accordingly. Would involve some trial and error on the 1st one to get the proper depth.

Here is link for KREG jig I used.

That being said look into full extension ball bearing slides. If you buy a 10 pack from Gliderite they come out to less than per pair cost of Euro’s. The advantage you get is the drawer comes all the way out, Euro’s cannot do this some is always left where you can barely see. They are also stronger and spread the weight better than Euro’s.

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#3 posted 02-06-2016 04:41 AM

Just set them back the thickness of you drawer front

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 06:26 PM



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That being said look into full extension ball bearing slides. If you buy a 10 pack from Gliderite they come out to less than per pair cost of Euro s. The advantage you get is the drawer comes all the way out, Euro s cannot do this some is always left where you can barely see. They are also stronger and spread the weight better than Euro s.

- woodbutcherbynight

I paid $41 for 13 pairs including the shipping. I looked into glideright or accuride and for 10 sets it was about $71 with shipping. Yes, they are better but these are for use in my garage carts and maybe the european slides will do fine for this application. No ball bearings to gum up with sawdust.
Also, I am using about half to make pull out shelves on a large shelf unit I put most of my power tools on. Being able to pull out half way to reach the back is very helpful. Pulling them out all the way might not even be a good idea because the shelf unit might get tippy.

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