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Forum topic by Kevin posted 05-29-2011 05:32 AM 1109 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-29-2011 05:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: slide drawer

Just a quick question here. I thought if the opening was 22” then you would need to cut the width at 21.5”
Here is the link for the ones I bought at lowes. I tested 21.5”, but with the slides attatched it appears that it may need a 1/2” on each side instead.

So my question is what’s the inches that needs to be subtracted for the slides usually.


-- Williamsburg, KY

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#1 posted 05-29-2011 05:43 AM

From what I’ve read, 1” is USUALLY a good figure but the bottom line is get your slides and size your drawers to work with the slides…

Good Luck!

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 05-29-2011 06:04 AM

Thanks Herb,

It is exactly 1” that is needed.

I’m taking my scrap cherry and walnut wood that doesn’t have the best pattern and making drawers for base cabinets for my garage :)


-- Williamsburg, KY

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#3 posted 05-29-2011 07:04 AM

Actually, 1 1/32” works the best.

-- John

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#4 posted 05-29-2011 01:20 PM

every body has the answer right

1 inch is the standard

you want the difference between carcass and draw to be no smaller than 1 inch but as jahness says you can go as wide as 1 1/32 because the left side is slightly open

the most important part is to make sure your runners in the carcass are parallel


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