Dumb Cabinet Slide Question

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Forum topic by Alan S posted 03-05-2010 12:32 AM 902 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2010 12:32 AM

2×4 lumber isn’t 2”x4” and 4/4 lumber isn’t 1” thick, so this seems like a valid question: Is a 14” cabinet drawer slide EXACTLY 14” long? I’ve never bought ball bearing cabinet drawer slides and I want to make sure what I buy fits inside the carcass I’ve already made. Thanks!


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#1 posted 03-05-2010 02:21 AM

Probably be no real way to know exactly until you have the slides in your hand. I imagine there is some variance in the different brands. Minor as it may be.

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 02:47 AM

Ball bearing slides? That depends on the manufacturer. Accuride is true to the measurement. TopSlide and CenterLine from Rockler are also true to the dimension.

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