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Does anyone kniw of a quick way to install the plastic drawer slide holders that you can buy at homedepot or lowes? The ones that the euro slides attach to?
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Does anyone kniw of a quick way to install the plastic drawer slide holders that you can buy at homedepot or lowes? The ones that the euro slides attach to?
I'm not familar with that specific brand. Normally when I use rear clips for drawer slides I mount the drawer front to the drawer box and insert it in the hole on the guides. I also install the drawers in the shop before the cabinets are installed. I stand behind the cabinet and push the drawer all the way closed where the front fits flush and then hold the clip against the hanger on the back of the cabinet. Then I staple the clip on and do the same to the slide on the other side.

I don't care much for the plastic clips I've seen. You end up having to make the drawer box a couple of inches small so the drawer doesn't hit the clip. Woodworkers Hardware sells a metal clip that slips over the back side of the slide so it doesn't interfere with drawer.

You could also skip the clips and mount the drawer slide to wooden brackets. I sometimes cut a strip of 1/2" plywood about 3" wide and glue and nail a piece of pine 1/2"x1/2" x7" to the end of it making it T-shaped for the front. This piece is cut to fit snug between the front and back. Also I nail a piece of pine 3/4"x3/4"x3" to the face of bracket at the back. Then install the slides making lefts and rights extending the slide slightly less than the faceframe is thick. Then I install the brackets in the cabinet nailing the 1/2"x 1/2" to the back side of the faceframe. For most drawers the brackets is strong enough to hold the drawers up until you can adjust them to the cabinet. I work from behind the cabinet like the plastic clips only nailing the 3/4"x3/4" to the hanger on the back of the cabinet. The added benifit is usually the drawers have to be adjusted a little after the cabinet is installed and usually you can just take a hammer and bump the brackets around at the back to fine tune them.
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