This is my first dresser project. Face frame with inset doors
I am building the drawers first.
My boxes are 36" wide x 23" deep, dovetailed construction. I have to add a 3/4"
face to this depth also.
I have not glued them up, so I can shorten them up if nessary.
I am looking at the Blum specs for the slides
I could do the wood runner thing, but this is practice for future Kitchn
Not my first project, but proubly the most exacting yet, inset doors and 8
I made an Entertainment center with pull out Cd storage. Used borg hardware,
crappy rails .
I will proubly order one set to play with.
The accuride site does have nice guides for installation.
Although sequencing your skills development is an excellent idea, IMHO that
is not worth compromising the character of a dresser which, if done well
will be around alot longer than a kitchen.
I figure the half-life of a kitchen is about 15-20 years (half of them are
re-remodeled in that time frame) even if built well. Well-built dressers
should have a half-life of four times that.
Maybe I'm just being a snob, but metal glides in a dresser look so
"wallmart". Please don't do it.
I know what you are saying about metal glides in a dresser.
This piece will be very nice when I am finished, maple boxes, Rift sawn white
I am leaning toward under mount glides, after reading all the posts.
I just like the feel of ball bearing glides.
And I will not cover up my Dovetails.
Thanks for all the input
I think the idea is that you don't want to hide the joinery.
Undermounts or no hardware makes for a much cleaner look. I really
liket he feel of a ball bearing slide though. I'm using full extension
slides on my current project, but it's a shop project so I don't care
I'm also very interested in the idea of nature combined with
technology. I could see somehow working the drawer slides into a
project so that they look like they belong, almost like a cyborg-tree
that decided to grow metal drawer slides, maybe by air-brushing the
slides so that the colors exactly match the wood near the front of the
drawer, but turn into hard shiny metal as you go back. Never mind.
I'm just babbling and thinking out loud.
The last kitchen I built I used Hittich QuadroV6, full extension
undermounts. A well engineered slide, with a very expensive feel and, being
completely hidden, one which I wouldn't hesitate to use on some furniture
Yes, that's where I buy them. Not the ea$iest folks in town to deal with,
but not a bad place for one $top cabinet hardware $hopping.
On that same note, there is a place tucked into a warehouse strip center off
of old Katy Road that sells slides and hardware _real_ cheap. Can't remember
the name, but my truck knows the way ... I could probably dig it up if
you're not familiar with the place. That said, the Hittich slides would
probably be too high dollar for them to handle.
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