Personally I would only allow 1/16 TOTAL in width and height if it is
floating, any more than that and you end up with a drawer that gets
pushed to one side and a big gap.
Using slides, go for a perfect fit in width.
I saw those in the latest Lee Valley catalog the other day and I almost made a
bee-line straight to the computer to put a set on order. 'cept I CAN'T just
order those and nothing else, and I can't start an order without going
completely overboard, so I forced myself to think about big ugly fat chicks
instead and the darkness passed.
(Was unable to post this from news.eternal-september.org for some reason;
switched to astraweb instead...)
See Nad. See Nad go. Go Nad!
To reply, eat the taco.
I believe they're available at other stores besides Lee Valley. Of
course, maybe you can hold this spacer order in reserve for that time
when you need something to put you over the top when making another
Lee Valley order. <g>
I have an oak desk at the lodge. The drawers just have some room
around the edges. When the moisture increases in the office the drawers
start to stick and jam.
One issue is the bottom of the drawer drags the horizontal bar. Have
bottom runners if you can - inset the bottom.
Also consider having guides. Remember oak weighs plenty!
My old Everlast brand steel desk - WW-II vintage for the main shed
office. I found it in a salvage shop. It has ball bearing guides
and it is fantastic 65 or 70 years old.
On 6/27/2011 1:01 PM, Puckdropper wrote:
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