|Forum topic by boston_guy||posted 01-26-2014 05:34 PM||2635 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-26-2014 05:34 PM
I need to install 2 side-mounted soft-close drawer slides. I’m using KV 8455FM slides.
This video is my guide:
I managed to install 4 drawers on this cabinet:
But now I need to install 2 drawer boxes on this cabinet:
The challenge with the cabinet above is that it does not have a center wall. So while it’s easy to figure out where the outer rear brackets should go (1” from the side of the cabinet), it’s a bit tricky to determine where to place the inner rear brackets.
Every time I tried to install a pair of slides and then try to get the drawer to go in, the fit was very tight. Then I was told that the pair of slides have to be parallel all the way. In other words, the distance between the front 2 brackets and the distance between the rear 2 brackets has to be exactly the same. This helped quite a bit. If you look at the photo above you’ll notice that I have one pair of slides on and the drawer box. But the feel is still a bit tight. And I need to nudge the drawer a bit to get it to self-close.
Just wondering whether anyone knows of something I can do to get a better installation.