I have full slab of 3/4 MDF from which to cut vertical sides to support the 24"
Accuride 3832 slides for the drawers under my new WB.
There will be 4 of these side pieces.
Each will be about 31" high and 29" long.
Two verticals will go into each opening below the support structure for the WB.
Each of a pair of verticals will be installed // with no taper front to back.
I have only one shot to finish or not to finish the MDF.
I am considering sealing only the edges all around with wall compound and forget the
inner and outer surfaces. It is a work bench after all.
1. Am I headed in the right direction as far as the MDF is concerned?
2. Should I mount all of the appropriate half of the slides to the MDF before I
install the MDF? I think I can attach those parts better with the MDF flat on my WB
than after the sides are already attached to the vertical supports. There is not much
room under the WB for me to get my 6'-3" hunk in there.
I think one advantage of working with the MDF on top of my WB is that I can register
the two MDF sides and drill very tiny holes all the way through for the first and
last screws for each slide. Then I plan to install all slides and insert the
remaining screws for each slide. That way, I only need to pay keen attention when
installing the two sides in register against the vertical supports.
Is that a viable plan? Any better one?
I will appreciate any helpful suggestions.
Regards to All in This House,