Groove mounting full extension drawer slides

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Forum topic by misterbig posted 12-02-2013 01:45 PM 1557 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2013 01:45 PM

I was wondering if anyone has ever mounted full extension drawer slides in a groove to maximize drawer width. If so did you groove the cabinet or the drawer?


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#1 posted 12-02-2013 06:15 PM

Good thought; I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. You probably could groove either the drawer or the side, or maybe even both. You would have to be careful not to groove (dado) too deeply or the screws that mount the slides might penetrate all the way through the wood.

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 02:39 AM

I think you’ll find it to be of little gain in space or otherwise,..

I don’t think it will work anyway as the cabinet side of the guide cannot have any face restriction to extend.

(dado?) just saying

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#3 posted 12-03-2013 03:55 AM

i guess it has been done before. here is a couple of pictures of the method in two different ways

May have to try to see how it works.


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