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Old 02-16-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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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.
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Full extension slides are rated for weight, not width.
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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.
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Undermount Blum slides?
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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.
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Nothing helpful here. But, every time I scan by this thread I think it says, "Drawer Slide Injury" and I get all intrigued.
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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!
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