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Forum topic by steelcity73 posted 02-13-2016 07:08 PM 536 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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steelcity73

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02-13-2016 07:08 PM

Hello fellow lumberjocks, I need help with cabinet drawer slide sizing. We’re using the existing cabinets I rebuilt all new doors/drawer faces and I’m getting ready to build all new drawers, the existing ones are made of the 1/2” particle junk and all the bottoms are warped and veneer is peeling. My question is I’m wanting to make the drawers deeper as well as build some slide outs on bottom cabinets to make getting pots/pans and appliances out easier. I’ve installed strips of 1/2” plywood on backs of all the cabinets (See pic), for the slides to have something strong to secure to. I’m wanting to build all the drawers to be 21” deep. The existing ones are only 15”(very poor quality). My measurement from the strips I installed to the front of the face frame is 23-1/4”. I’ve used Blum hinges on other projects, but this is the first for doing slides. I’m wanting the soft close, but I need to know do I need 21” or 24” slides? And was wondering is anyone can suggest a place to order them from, I went to my local Rockler and the employee I talked to was either having a bad day or something else because he was less than helpful. So I turn to all the Lumberjocks for guidance:)

Any and all tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
Steelcity73


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Ger21

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 07:20 PM

Depends on if you want side mount or bottom mount?

24” won’t fit.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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AlaskaGuy

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 07:33 PM

Kinda like Ger21 said. The very first part of the process should be picking out your hardware (drawer slides).

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Ger21

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 07:42 PM

For the Blum 563F, then you do want the 24” (which aren’t really 24”)
563F5330B will work with depths from 21-15/16 to 23-19/32

See page 3 here:
http://d1.blum.com/BEC003/tdm563f_ma_dok_bus_$sus_$aof_$v2.pdf

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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jerryminer

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#4 posted 02-14-2016 05:46 AM



For the Blum 563F, then you do want the 24” (which aren t really 24”)
563F5330B will work with depths from 21-15/16 to 23-19/32

See page 3 here:
http://d1.blum.com/BEC003/tdm563f_ma_dok_bus_$sus_$aof_$v2.pdf

- Ger21

Note that that hardware is for a 21” drawer, NOT a 24”

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skipj

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#5 posted 02-14-2016 12:42 PM

The Blum 563F is for 3/4” drawer side thickness max.
The 563H is for 5/8” sides.
I get my slides and most other hardware from www.cshardware.com

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rwe2156

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#6 posted 02-14-2016 01:23 PM

I get all my cabinet hardware from either woodworkershardware or woodworkerssupply.
(IIRC wwhardware is a little cheaper)

Give them a call they are very knowledgeable.

I’ve had good luck with the KV slides even though cheaper than Blum.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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steelcity73

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#7 posted 02-14-2016 05:03 PM

Thanks guys

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