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Been a few years since I installed drawers. Due to design and size constraints I’ve ended up with an oddball cabinet depth 21 3/4 from back of cabinet to frame’s face. If I make drawer boxes depth 2 inches less at 19 3/4 will 20” slides work? Or can someone give me a better idea on how to size boxes and slides. Thanks


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#1 posted 448 days ago

James is correct, I just finished a kitchen island cabinet. I used 20in side mounts for shelf slide outs
and 21in Blum under mounts for the drawers. The under mounts must be 21in front to back so i
made all 21in boxes.

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#2 posted 447 days ago

Thank you James and Skip

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#3 posted 447 days ago

The only curveball in this scenario can appear if you don’t account for the thickness of the nailer and its effect on the available room for the topmost drawer.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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