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Forum topic by secretgarden posted 03-03-2014 05:48 PM 893 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2014 05:48 PM

I designed this jewelry box on stand with the initial plan calling for the use of 50 # single slidders on the bottom of the side drawers. It did not work. At full or 2/3rds extension, there is a noticeable sage.

A few friends and I thought about adding side x side 12 inch drawer slides to overcome the 60% loss of slider strength (per manufacture) that occurs when using their hardware inappropriately.

Here are some pictures to give you some idea of the corner I have “boxed” myself into, pun intended.

Top of case

single slidder

Double slider

Full view

Another idea was to add a 3/8th inch brass strip to the center top of the vertical drawer as a runway for a bullet portion of a bullet catch to run along. Place this about 2 inch inside the drawer opening top to limit the drawer sage toward the last 1/3rd of the drawer run. Also, I made the drawer tooooo heavy to begin with.

Any help/ideas with be greatly appreciated. This was supposed to be a Christmas present for 2013, a little late.

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 05:57 PM

You cannot see a way to mount them sideways on the
bottom sides of your pullout?

Also, look at concealed undermount slides. The don’t
take a lot of room and they barely sag. Again, you may
have to change the design of the interior of the pullout
a little.

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#2 posted 03-04-2014 01:06 AM

The customer did not want any slider hardware in view. The side mount would have been sooooooooooo less of a hassle but I just could not talk her into it. I took the whole cabinet to Dakota Lumber and Hardware in San Antonio and after 1 hour worth of discussion and input from everybody in their shop including the secretary, the double slider seemed the most likely solution.

The undermount hardware just would not fit on the limited space I was dealing with ie…3 5/8 in width buy 12 7/8 in deep drawer opening. I normally listen to the voices in my head, I just did not listen when they yelled “get the hardware first” and “use the CAD program” and finally “DON’T take the job”.

The double slider does seem to work, but boy does it look hokey. Plus I have lost interest in this project, that train left long ago. Thanks for the input, maybe a fire might suddenly develop under this cabinet, problem solved!

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