Need advice: cheapo 11" or quality 10" drawer slides?

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01-04-2014 04:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drawer slides cupboard cabinet drawers shallow drawer depth

Happy New Year, LJers! I’ve been building a floor-to-ceiling cupboard (in two pieces) and am close to ready to build the two drawers. The cabinet fits in a small area of the kitchen, and the overall depth of the two drawers can be no more than 11-1/2”. Would I be better served by going with hard-to-find 11” ProValue “economy” drawer slides or upgrading to higher-quality 10” draw slides? In other words, do I sacrifice quality for longer length slides? I don’t expect to put anything heavy in the drawers, probably just jar lids and such. Cindy

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#1 posted 01-04-2014 05:38 PM

I’d go with the 10” ones.

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#2 posted 01-04-2014 06:34 PM

10” full extension slides would allow you the largest drawer. Rockler did at one time sell an over-travel drawer slide that might get you the extra distance you want.

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#3 posted 01-04-2014 09:07 PM

Thanks, folks. The 10-inchers it is!

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#4 posted 01-05-2014 04:58 PM

The key here is “quality”.

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#5 posted 01-05-2014 05:23 PM

I have used full extension 100# drawer slides from Woodworkers Hardware….KV TT100 Economy 100 lb Drawer Slide and they have worked very well.

You might want to take a look at their selection because they are well priced….the size you discussed is under $4 a pair. In addition, they have some more expensive ones but still a good price.

I have had no problems when ordering from them.

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#6 posted 01-06-2014 01:42 AM

Thanks for the input, everyone. Since I only needed two sets, I went ahead and picked up the only two 10” Accurides on the shelf at Woodcraft. Not typically where I’d buy drawer slides, but I was anxious to proceed with building the drawers and needed the slides in hand to go by. The next drawers I work on, I’ll have your recommendations in hand. Cindy

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#7 posted 01-06-2014 03:03 AM

Remember the full extension. They will make you happy when you open the drawer

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