Drawer slides, what kind and where to buy ?

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08-07-2009 04:02 PM

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I built a storage / work bench in my garage about 8 years ago. It’s about 8 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Under the bench top, there are 3 drawers wide about 6 inches high, no drawer slides, they just ride on 2×2s underneath. then under the drawers are 2 open shelves under each drawer. The shelves contain a lot of heavy heavy items. Plumbing suppliees, boxes of nails and screws, Shooting brass and bullets.

what i’d like to do is :
1. Add slides to the 3 existing drawers, hopefully with out having to completely rebuild the drawers, but will if i have too.

2. I want to build low tray type drawers for the shelves so that it’s easier to reach the stuff in the back of the shelves.

Wanted to get advice on what type of drawer slides i could get , and where to buy slides that would be strong enough to support the weight. example is one tray alone will hold 50 – 60 pounds of nails and screws, which is what is on one of the lower shelves.

Thanks John

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#1 posted 08-07-2009 04:10 PM

Most side mount full extension ball bearing guides will have a 75lb capacity or more. You can get them in numerous lengths. The drawer would need to be 1” smaller then the opening. I use KV side mount. For most projects I use Blums tandem undermount guides. These are nice but pricey, probably to pricey for the shop. You can also get the white epoxy guides too. If you need to hold up a lot of weight KV makes some file drawer guides that are great as well. So basically I’d say KV. LOL Although there are cheaper knock offs of them, as well as more expensive ones. HTH

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#2 posted 08-07-2009 04:28 PM

Ok, so where do i buy these KV slides ? store , website ?

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#3 posted 08-07-2009 04:52 PM

Try Here:

Excellent prices and service!

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#4 posted 08-07-2009 04:57 PM

I just used the slides from Homedepot – ~$6-$8 a pair if I remember correctly for the full extension (depending on length).

homedepot, lowes, all carry those.

EDITED: lew – thanks for the link – these ARE good prices, and quite a bit of selection – impressive.

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#5 posted 08-07-2009 08:44 PM has them too.

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#6 posted 08-07-2009 11:22 PM

Try this:

They have major brands, generic, lowest prices that I have found. On the one order I placed they shipped next day.

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#7 posted 10-03-2009 03:09 PM

Lew, The drawer slides from CSH are 1/3 the price of KV sllides. Have you used them before and are the descent quality. I am building cabinets for my shop and I need about 30 slides. I would like to mount them to the side of the face frame and secure them to the back panel. K.V. has brackets for the rear that you purchased seperatly. The drawers fronts will be surface applied. thanks

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