Am attempting to locate a particular drawer slide.
Please see picture at http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn138/Xantipas /
There is no brand name or numbers on them, the web doesn't seem to have
them, several harware stores
in Houston don't have them SO.....
if anyone might know the manufacturer or has see them I' appreciate a reply.
Estimates to "modify" the cabinets to accept the "current" design of the
drawer slides on the market today
run "almost" as much as replacing the cabinets with new ones.
Without more information it's almost impossible to find exact
replacements. Any hardware that doesn't have any markings is so cheap
that it's a crap shot whether you'd ever find the manufacturer - they
might not be in business anymore. If they're still in business, well,
even basic drawer slides are better than those.
Measure the exact drawer width, then measure the exact drawer opening
width. If it's right at 1" you could easily upgrade to much better
slides. With full extension drawer slides you'd be able to access the
entire drawer, not just the front 75%. You can get replacement slides
for pretty damn cheap.
The easiest thing to do is to take off the drawer slide (both pieces
from one side) and bring it to a big box store and compare yours to
the ones on display, and find a set that fits your budget.
I have tried all the usual suspects as mentioned, just hoped posting here
someone might have knowledge
of these "old" slides.
Actually they are NOT ugly. These are built on-site cabients of wood not
splinterboard and instead of a center runner as was the mode "back in da
day" these face mounted brackets went on faster and cheaper and lasted about
Well, I guess "ugly" is in the eye of... :) They certainly aren't
particularly attractive; of course, they only show when drawers are
open. Look like about same roll quality of a typical home store nylon
I have no idea on them identially; I've never seen them before, either.
and see what you can find in a front mount option--if it's made and
readily available, they're about the best chance I know of who will have it.
If, as you say, the cabinets are worth replacing the slides in, I'd
suggest adding rails (from what is viewable in the picture) wouldn't be
above the skill set of an moderately handy person could do. Looks like
a project that could be tackled and completed on a fairly leisurely
schedule at little more than cost of the new slides (whatever were
chosen). This, of course, assumes have at least the rudimentary
woodworking tools and some facility in using them or at least an
interest in other than the "let someone else handle it" solution.
-- > Actually they are NOT ugly. These are built on-site cabients of wood not > splinterboard and instead of a center runner as was the mode "back in da
I'm not sure why you'd want to preserve them especially since there are no
readily available replacement parts. You can easily purchase quality drawer
runners. 30 years isn't really all that long. Unless it was on a silverware
drawer or something you used daily. As for ugly, why would anyone care?
Sorry, but I really don't have a thing to do and my wife is entertaining.
I'm just playing around on the computer trying to ignore her "girlfriends".
They're _reasonable_ quality slides for 30 years ago (ball bearing
slides were already in existence), but at this point in time they're
totally outdated. Today that exact slide, even if brand new, would be
a mid/low grade. Hey, you didn't invent the suckers, so don't take it
personally. Reading between the lines, I'm guessing that you
inherited the house and a relative built the cabinets. This has
nothing to do with any of that. If the person that built those
cabinets were alive today, they'd choose a different slide. I've
always felt that you should honor the spirit of the person that did
the work, not become a slave to outdated technology unless you're
doing a historic renovation. The person that did the original work
would choose the best slides that they could reasonably afford. You
should do the same. That's my take on it.
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