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Soft close drawer slides for bathroom vanity?

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I building a few bathroom vanities and need advice on the soft close drawer slides. These vanities have a face frame. I used Blums undermounts for my kitchen but was wondering if something cheaper would be fine for the small drawers used in bathrooms that doesn't require much weight load rating. I haven't built the drawers yet so I can use any type. My drawers will be about 6 1/4 wide (inside opening). I've looked at side mount Liberty online? Anyway...I'm a novice and would appreciate your opinions. Thanks :smile3:
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I've been using Accuride, 100#, full extension, ball bearing, soft close, side mount, slides.

I pay about $12. a pair for 22" slides.The F/F mounting kit is about another $3.

Very pleased, no call backs!
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Do you remember the model #? The ones I find are almost as much as the Blums
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Thanks. I saw them but they were about $22 a pair. I was looking for something a little cheaper.

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Yes, I get my hardware from a wholesale distributor. But even at $22. they are money well spent. You will pay more than that for Chinese junk at the box stores.

Good luck in your search.

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Yes, I get my hardware from a wholesale distributor. But even at $22. they are money well spent. You will pay more than that for Chinese junk at the box stores.

Good luck in your search.
I signed up with your wholesaler and got them for about $16 a pair. Thanks a bunch for your recommendation. I'll give 'em a try
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I signed up with your wholesaler and got them for about $16 a pair. Thanks a bunch for your recommendation. I'll give 'em a try
You bought the 16 inchers, right?
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You bought the 16 inchers, right?
No...18inches. Why? Something wrong?
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No...18inches. Why? Something wrong?
Seems like I used 16 inch length when I retrofit the two top drawers in our bathroom vanity. 18's would be better. More storage room.
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Seems like I used 16 inch length when I retrofit the two top drawers in our bathroom vanity. 18's would be better. More storage room.
I thought about going with 20's since it's a 21 inch vanity but I wasn't sure they would fit since I never used them. I guess better safe than sorry.
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I thought about going with 20's since it's a 21 inch vanity but I wasn't sure they would fit since I never used them. I guess better safe than sorry.

Yes, 20's would have fit. Did you get the F/F adapters?

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Yes, 20's would have fit. Did you get the F/F adapters?
No....I think I'll just use blocks of wood as shims on the sides as needed.
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Check out Knap and Vogt 8400 series slides. Nice stuff and I have found them to be a little more forgiving than Accuride. Their original slides are made in the USA and not cheap but they recently started making a lower price point line overseas. I haven't used these less expensive ones but they'd probably work well for the bathroom vanity. Gatehouse has lower priced slides which are ok....just another option.
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A bath drawer does not have to take the weight and abuse we often see with a kitchen drawer that's filled to capacity with the heavy weight of pots and pans, dishes, etc.
I've had no issues using the cheaper big box slides for baths. Bath drawers might be used a lot, but there is little weight in the mostly smaller drawers.
Older vanities were wood on wood. Even the cheapest of guides will shine in comparison.

If you don't have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it over?
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