I'm designing kitchen cabinets this is my first attempt. I have
loads of questions. My aim is frameless (to make the best use of
interior space) the lower cabinets all in drawers with over extension
slides. I think I want drawers fronts 36" wide and 24"slides 9"
deep (that would be the bottom drawer). Including potential
overloading problems is there any reason to split them up. To use 2
narrower drawers instead of 1 wide one. Is the Accuride overextension
slide the weak link here? Would a beefier drawer box help?
I plan to finish with paint I saw some ¾ MDO at the home centre. I
think it would make a great paintable surface. I guess I could use
poplar for banding the edges.
The cost is about the same as cabinet grade.
Advice would be appreciated
FWIW, I have a bunch of 36wide x 24 deep trays
in the shop. Made them with 3/4 ply bottoms &
poplar sides about 3" high.
Some are loaded up pretty well with power
hand tools - routers, saws, drills etc.
I used KV full extension 100# slides.
No problems in 5+ years.
Pick up some heavy duty full-extension drawer glides from Lee Valley.
We renovated our kitchen and a friend of mine in the trade suggested
this. This advice was outstanding and you won't regret it. The price
is not too bad and well worth it!
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.