Side Mount Drawer Slides and Depth of Drawer Boxes

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Forum topic by 1thumb posted 05-02-2013 12:27 PM 1128 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-02-2013 12:27 PM

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 05-02-2013 02:41 PM

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 05-02-2013 10:22 PM

Thank you James and Skip

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#3 posted 05-02-2013 11:23 PM

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.



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