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post #1 of 5 Old 01-03-2009, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Draw slide help

Hey guys I need some advice. I am trying to repair a dresser for a client. The ball bearing drawer slides have failed and are broken. The dilemma is the existing slides are foreign to me. They are side mounted in a dadoed groove along the drawer. The dimensions of these funky slides are 5/8Tall X 1/2Wide X 22Long The drawers themselves are inset with a 1/8 reveal around. The drawer face is even with the side of the drawer so a conventional side mounted ball bearing slides will not work as I do not have the 1/2 inch required. I have about 3/8 to work with on the bottom of the drawers so I am considering a center slide. I am unfamiliar with bottom mounted center slide installation for an inset application and any advice to help with a resolve here would be welcomed and appreciated.
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Tom,
any pics of the weird slides? I have used the center mount slides before. They don't work as well and especially with an inset application like you have, I don't think they would be able to keep the drawer front lined up where it needs to be. I'll have to look in the hardware catalogs now, you've got me thinking.
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A picture of the slide/drawer side, would help. For the center undermount with the spacing you have, this slide would probably work.

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Have you considered taking a strip of wood and attaching it to the inside of the dresser. The strip would fit in the drawer dado and act as a drawer glide. I've built drawers like this and they work pretty well.
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Can you enlarge the dado on the drawer side so a conventional slide will fit? Dido on the pic request
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