:I finished the top of my workbench and now I'm making two sets
: drawers to support the top. (This is all similar to the
: the current issue of American Woodworker.)
: Full extension drawer slides look nice, but they're also
: (about $15 each). Are the standard slides that limiting by not
: out all the way? Or is there some other cheaper alternative?
: I've seen reference to full extension hardwood drawer slides,
Full extensions let you get at the back of the drawer a lot
easier, especially if, as most like to, you want to set the
drawer fronts back in a couple of inches from the top of the
I would opt to spend the little bit of extra cash but ymmv I
When I put in some workbech area along one side
of my shop about 10 years ago, I put in 4 drawers
right under the length of the top. I used the
standard 3/4 extension slides that were probably
Last summer, the POS slides finally got the better
of me. In order to get new full extension slides
(22 in deep) to work with my nice drawers, I had to
remaount everything and rout out about 1/4 inch
of material on each side of each drawer. Talk about
a PITA. But I'm glad I did it right the second time.
I got the slides from wwhardware.com for something
like $10 each.
Do it right the first time. You'll forget about the
cost in no time.
On 6 Jan 2006 09:49:08 -0800, upand_at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You should be able to buy offshore knockoffs of Accuride 3832's for
about $6.00 a pair.
You need to shop from places that sell to commercial cabinetmakers.
Tom Watson - WoodDorker
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
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