Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul MN
Slides for a ~40" deep drawer?
I am planning to build a set of drawers that will go underneath a twin bed in my son's room for some added storage. I am not anticipating his bed ever being in a position where 1 side of the bed is not against the wall, so to maximize storage I would like to make the drawers span the full width of the bed, which would equate to approximately 40" deep for a twin bed.
My main concern here is cost based on what I've found available online. The only way to get slides longer than 28" moves me into the heavy duty slides that are rated for 200Lbs or more. I've found those heavy duty slides anywhere from $50 - $400 per pair, and when multiplied out by the 4 drawers I am planning on, I will probably spend more on slides than lumber on this project. Supporting 200Lbs, or more, is not a concern for me since these will be storing off season clothes, bedding, toys, etc...
For drawers this deep, could I get by with a 28" pair of full extension slides?
Does anyone have a source for longer slides that are cheaper(say ~$20/pair, or less)? Or have an alternative solution for deep drawers like this?
Or am I just crazy for wanting to make drawers this long without spending hundreds of $'s on hardware?
Last edited by Nick Sandmann; 06-29-2015 at 01:05 AM.