I am making a country chest of drawers out of pine for a neighbor. I
assembled the carcass and put the spreaders in and made sure the carcass was
square. Then I installed the drawer slides. I am using the blum drawer slide
along with the jig to make sure the slides fit square. Then I made a mockup
drawer to see how it fits in the cabinet. I got the mockup to fit flush and
square on all sides. I copied the assembly of the mockup and made five more
drawers (one at a time) and they are also square. I waited to buy the drawer
fronts until all the drawers were glued up. So now to my problem I cut a
drawer front out and mounted it to the drawer put the drawer in and the
drawer hits on the top and sticks out on the bottom. I have been stumped by
this for a few days and I still don't know what to do. The drawing below is
basically what the problem is. It is about an 1/8 in out on the bottom.
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Thanks for any input,
I have never had much luck using glide installation tools. If your drawer
is square and the drawer front is flat; just move the rear of glides up
until the drawer front lays flat (do not move the front end of the glides).
Easy way is to lay the chest on it's back with the drawers and glides in
place (with only front screws in glides) and then tie down the back of the
glides. This lets the drawer fronts lay flat on the face so that you can
locate the rear of the glides.
If you are using a dovetail jig in the drawer construction? If so it may be
that the stops on either side of the jig are not set perpendicular to the jig.
Buffalo, NY - USA
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Redo the hardware on the drawers so the drawer without the attached
front is sitting about 1/8th deep into the carcass, so when you put on
the drawer fronts they will be flush
On Sat, 21 Feb 2004 01:26:41 -0600, "Tim Pietsek"
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