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Forum topic by pashley posted 02-19-2014 06:43 PM 1155 views 0 times favorited 30 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2014 06:43 PM

Okay, so the customer wants “full extension drawer slides”, which, as I understand it, allows the drawer to be pulled out so that the back of the drawer (at least) meets, or goes beyond the face frame.

The drawer length, from the back of the false front to the back of the back is 28”.

I know this sounds stupid, but do I buy 28” full extension drawer slides? Can you get away with smaller ones, say, 26”, and still get the “full extension” effect?

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#1 posted 02-19-2014 06:52 PM

You can buy guides that have a 1” over travel.
Example: 26” guide will pull out 27”. But that’s it as far as I know.
I think you need to get the 28” size.

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#2 posted 02-19-2014 06:56 PM

You can use them but you will be a couple inches shy of full extension. Might be good enough, or might not, depending on what your customer really needs. If your goal is to get a full extension effect with a shorter slide mechanism, you can use “over-travel” slides. I am using these on a project now where there is going to be a sizable overhang above the drawer, so I need the additional extension.

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#3 posted 02-19-2014 07:02 PM

You need the 28” to fully expose the drawers.

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#4 posted 02-19-2014 07:39 PM

Indeed you need the 28” slides – unfortunately slides that long are uncommon – as they tend not to be for residential use (tops out generaly at 24”)
So it is hard to find e.g. Blumotion or Hettich undermount slides with soft close that are that long.

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#5 posted 02-19-2014 07:45 PM

You could probably do the 26” slides if the drawer box is only built 26” deep. It would appear to be a full extension drawer. Unless the customer got out a measuring tape, and asked where the other 2” of drawer space went to.

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#6 posted 02-19-2014 07:54 PM

I wouldn’t do it. In my opinion, you might not have enough clearance for those unexpected events. It seems to me 26 or 27 inchers would be fine. Heck, make your drawer a little shorter. :-) When you install it and pull it out, it will appear to be full extension. Just my opinion.

Edit: “You could probably do the 26” slides if the drawer box is only built 26” deep. It would appear to be a full extension drawer. Unless the customer got out a measuring tape, and asked where the other 2” of drawer space went to.”

Yeah, that is what I was trying to say. :-)

Good luck with whatevr decision you make.
Mike

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#7 posted 02-19-2014 08:04 PM

Honestly, if they were my cabinets, I wouldn’t mind having 1-2” of the drawer still inside the cabinet when fully opened. Makes it that much harder for me to accidentally drop something down in behind the drawer..

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#8 posted 02-19-2014 08:51 PM

Amazon.com lists several 28 inch slides, some with overtravel.

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#9 posted 02-19-2014 09:00 PM

Full extension slides, even slightly shorter than the cabinet depth, will still be much better than “3/4” extension slides.

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#10 posted 02-19-2014 10:00 PM

Since we’re down to inches (and worrying about same) note that a 20” slide is actually a little less than that—probably millimetric, now that I think about it. So a 28” slide, according to my theory, would be 70 mm or about 27 9/16.

Drawers generally are 2” less, front to back, than the carcase dimension.

Kindly,

Lee

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#11 posted 02-20-2014 03:24 AM

Lee Valley has 2 Pages of Drawer Slides HERE

The ones below are from there. They are Both Full Extension, up to 28”. (26”, also if that’s what you decide)

First One is a Standard Kitchen Slide at 75Lb Capacity.

Next one is a Self Closing Model.
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#12 posted 02-20-2014 09:53 PM

To add to this thread and answer your original question directly, in my mind full extension means full extension, and I would provide the customer with that. That would mean a 28” full extension guide on a 28” deep box. (note most undermount guides are sold in 3” separations, eg> 9”,12”,15”,18”,21”,24”,27”,30” where as side mounts in 2”)

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#13 posted 02-21-2014 11:30 PM

You still here Pashley?

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#14 posted 02-21-2014 11:35 PM

I had to get the exact dimension for my dresser drawers. Stay away from BORG if you’re looking for quality, the ones I got were ok initial, soon after turned to junk.

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#15 posted 02-22-2014 02:21 AM

I’m here….got 26” fulls….I’ll see how it goes….

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