Trying to install Blum Tandem soft-close glides. Please help. (Inset cabinets)
I am a Do-it-yourselfer who is trying to install Blum Tandem soft-close drawer glides in an inset cabinet.
The cabinet has a door on the bottom and drawer on top.
The drawer front is 3/4" slab.
The drawer box is 5/8" thick.
The drawer glides are 562H.
The drawer box already has the holes in the back for the glides to slide into.
I was given the drawer glides with metal brackets. I was also given a Blum inset bracket for an inset drawer installation. It's a brown plastic piece that mounts at both the right and left sides onto the face frame.
This being my first try at this, I am unsure where the bracket should be placed. At the absolute bottom of the drawer opening?
In Blum's instructions, it recommends using the "platemate" to drill the holes. Do I need this?
Should I still use the metal brackets as it seems those are for overlay drawers?
I did receive a jig that shows exactly where to mount the brackets, but don't know if this is for inset applications.
I know, I'm all over the place. But I was hoping someone here could give me some help in order to get started.
Thanks in advance.