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RPD
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Need new kitchen drawer slides

Post by RPD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:30 am

My client's kitchen drawers are mounted with a very chinzy plastic rear mounting bracket that, not surprisingly, is breaking:

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Bot ... 533&sr=1-2

https://www.amazon.com/Fulterer-Rear-Br ... XDV6BGAJ53

or:

https://www.amazon.com/1805-101P-Mounti ... ng+bracket

Can anyone suggest something better? As you see from the photos below, it cannot screw into the side of the cabinet, but only at the front and rear, and needs to be adjustable, as it is an odd size; neither 22 nor 24"

Thanks,
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Re: Need new kitchen drawer slides

Post by A. Spruce » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:42 am

Make a wooden block to replace the POS plastic bracket. Screw block to either back or side of cabinet, whichever is most feasible, then screw rail to block. Block does not need to encompass the end of the rail like the plastic does, simply run a screw through the end of it and you'll be good to go.
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Re: Need new kitchen drawer slides

Post by Shannon » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:49 am

Yup use wood block. I prefer mounting them to the side of the cab. box. If you can not screw then or brad them to the side of box then use some construction adhesive and a couple of dabs of hot glue. The hot glue will hold the block in place until the const. adhesive can take hold. This is a slower process as you will not be able to mount the slide until the next day.
If you are in more of a hurry and the cab. gable is at least 5/8" thick then I would use the adhesive and a small metal "L" bracket screwed to block and inside of gable
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Re: Need new kitchen drawer slides

Post by RPD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:52 am

"brad them to the side of box"--please explain.
Thanks,

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Re: Need new kitchen drawer slides

Post by A. Spruce » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:09 pm

Brad nail gun makes short work of attaching wood pieces together.
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Re: Need new kitchen drawer slides

Post by Shannon » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:48 pm

RPD wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:52 am
"brad them to the side of box"--please explain.
Thanks,
What I meant was using const. adhesive on blocks and the nail to gable using a brad nailer.
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Re: Need new kitchen drawer slides

Post by RPD » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:27 pm

Got it. Thanks.

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