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darenrogers 02-16-2010 04:12 PM

Drawer Slide Inquiry
 
I'm building cabinets for my kitchen and have a particular situation I'm hoping someone here can help me out with.

I have a 36" wide rangetop which I had to support on a custom cabinet. The plan is to install two 36" wide, 10-12" deep drawers in the cabinet below the rangetop.

I'd like to use self-closing or easy-close drawer slides, but find that these slides tend to have 24" or 30" drawer width constraints. That's not to say that they won't work on a 36" wide drawer, but I'm not looking to install something that will break before I know it.

Does anyone have a successful experience with a self- or easy-closing slide on a 36" wide drawer?

I've been looking at various slide models from Accuride, but suggestions are welcome.

jlhaslip 02-16-2010 06:28 PM

Full extension slides are rated for weight, not width.

darenrogers 02-16-2010 06:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jlhaslip (Post 401123)
Full extension slides are rated for weight, not width.

Agreed, but given the mechanics of certain slides, if a drawer is too wide, an undersized/inadequate slide will rack more easily.

jaros bros. 02-16-2010 06:55 PM

Undermount Blum slides?

jlhaslip 02-16-2010 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by darenrogers (Post 401131)
Agreed, but given the mechanics of certain slides, if a drawer is too wide, an undersized/inadequate slide will rack more easily.

only if they are overloaded.

when in doubt, use a stronger slide.

The issue of width has more to do with the drawer to carry its own weight. I generally don't make a drawer over 24" wide if I can help it. At least 24 " for each side of a double wide set in a single box. I have made them 39 or 42", but generally on shallower drawers. 4 to 6" deep.

Leah Frances 02-16-2010 09:19 PM

Nothing helpful here. But, every time I scan by this thread I think it says, "Drawer Slide Injury" and I get all intrigued.

darenrogers 02-16-2010 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 401268)
Nothing helpful here. But, every time I scan by this thread I think it says, "Drawer Slide Injury" and I get all intrigued.

Well if anything goes wrong during the installation, I'll be sure to let you know first! :laughing:


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