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Forum topic by Pabs posted 02-12-2013 02:38 PM 982 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Pabs

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02-12-2013 02:38 PM

I’m working on modifying my kitchen cabinets.. I currently have three narrow cabinet (9” or so) that are fairly useless…I will be transforming them into pull lout type cabinets to store small items (spices, sugar, etc)..
I have two upper cabinets and one lower that will get this treatment..

here’s a pic of what I mean when I say pull out cabinet

what is the best placement for the full extension slides? my thought was to put the slides at the very bottom, one on either side (like a drawer),.,,and on the top put a runner (made from wood or plastic) to keep it from shifting to the sides

looking at the pic above not sure where they put theirs… maybe they just have the one below the pull out

now, given the height of the cabinets if my handle is toward the top (for the base cabinet anyway) will it be hard to pull because the slides are all the way at the bottom?

-- Pabs


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#1 posted 02-12-2013 02:51 PM

Wow, how much aluminum foil does one family need?

I would think a nice set of 100lb under-mount slides would be enough

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 03:07 PM

haha…just noticed the foil!

but if you just install under-mount on such a narrow cabinet won’t it have a tendency to sway back and forth?

-- Pabs

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#3 posted 02-12-2013 03:20 PM

I installed a kit from Rockler similar to what you are describing on my pantry, slides at the bottom and a runner at the top (the kit uses another slide at the top). It’s easy to do. My only advice is to pay very close attention to lining up the top and bottom. If the top and bottom slides are even a little out of line they’ll bind and the cabinet will not open smoothly.

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#4 posted 02-12-2013 03:54 PM

It may Pabs. I have a couple of heavy duty slides that I wouldnt be too worried about it though. I guess its not a huge hassle, probably a good idea to add a runner.

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