Woodworking Talk banner
1 - 1 of 1 Posts

· Old School
24,011 Posts
Thanks for the video, it was very cool. Wish I could find help that worked that fast.:laughing:

Just a few observations.

On a build in, when adding face frames, the opening could be out of square, so, depending in those walls to be straight, may not be. You would be able to fit the wall edge tight, and leave them a bit wide, and rout the rest off flush to the cabinet interior.

After climbing in too many cabinets, I found out it's a lot easier to install the slides, while the cabinet is on the bench. Actually easier to the bare panel. One method I use is to take the faceframe and lay out where the drawer fronts will lay. Then mark off where the bottom of the drawer boxes will be. From that mark, measure up for the center line of the cabinet member slide. Determine that, as the cabinet member slide could be on the same bottom edge as the drawer, if you mount them there.

Actually this sounds confusing, but it isn't really. When you have multiple drawers to install, you want to establish a method for installing that's easy and fast. So, if you determine where the bottom of the drawers will fall, you can get a centerline for the screws for the cabinet member...AND, where the center line for the screws for the drawer member slide. Just measure up the drawer side for the centerline for the screws, draw a line, and pick the distance from front to back for mounting holes, and you can prick punch the screw holes for all the slides. Or if you have many drawers like more than 5 or 6, make a template that fits the bottom of the drawer side with pilot holes for the centerline for the mounting screws.

For the cabinet member, you can take a piece of ¼" ply, and use it for a screw hole layout. Once you know the spacing vertically for each centerline for the slides, measure back from the front edge and prick punch holes for the mounting screws.

Mark the bottom of the ply "bottom", and mark the front edge "front", and once you pilot holes in the ply, you have a screw hole pattern for both sides (left and right).

I wouldn't glue on the drawer fronts. You could position the fronts with double sided tape if necessary in order to install screws. At times that makes it easy.

If you work alone, using clip top hinges makes putting on and taking off doors very easy.

1 - 1 of 1 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.