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post #1 of 2 Old 09-14-2019, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I am building slide-out drawers for this closet. All those shoes and junk you see in there will be cleaned out.

However, the casing/jamb/etc is 5” on the left and 3” on the right.

Obviously, drawer slides need to be past the jamb in order to slide out.

My thought was to build a huge spacer....

Meaning, glue together Four 2x4’s and then screw that MASSIVE spacer into the studs on either side, and then mount the slides on the “spacer”

But it just sounds ridiculous. And I fear it would look ridiculous.

Anyone have a good idea that I’m not thinking of?

My “backup” plan was to simply create a cabinet that fits the opening and leave the sides empty (though that may look dumb too)
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-14-2019, 09:22 PM
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If the drawer fronts will be just inside the door stop molding, some drawer slides have optional face frame kits available that you could use. Adding a 1/2 inch spacer against the jamb on each side and attach the face frame brackets to that spacer which will allow the slides to bypass the door stops. Use the rear brackets which can be anchored to any framing against the rear closet wall.
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