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Forum topic by sarahss posted 1014 days ago 799 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1014 days ago

I have some accuride side mount drawer slides with ball bearings. Is there any reason that I can’t just flip them on their sides and mount them to the underside of a drawer and attach the mating part to a wooden rail under the drawer?

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#1 posted 1014 days ago

Hi Sarah, I have done it and it will work. I have some that have been in service over 5 years without trouble. However, they are not engineered to be used in that position. If you do not approach the rated weight limit for the slide you should be ok. The bottom mount slides are much better.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 1014 days ago

I asked Accuride this exact same question and their response was that they have no load support numbers for doing this to their slides. So, your mileage will vary as to what the drawer will be able support, weight wise, before coming apart.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#3 posted 1014 days ago

Ditto what Roz said. They’re not designed to carry a load this way.
Accuride actually makes a glide for this configuration. They call it a pantry glide or something like that. It costs a bit more, but they work really well.

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