Sliding Kitchen Drawer
I am a beginner level woodworker. I think I have bitten off more than I can handle. I am intending to put a sliding drawer in a frameless cabinet. I finally got the runners installed and the drawer made when I insert the drawer into the slider it only goes halfway before getting stuck with nowhere else to go. I am at my wits end. Any insight to help me out of this stuck situation would be greatly appreciated.
It seems like either your cabinet or drawer aren't square. Measure inside the cabinet box Sr several points. Dies it get a little narrower as you go farther back? Does the drawer get a little wider as you go from back to front?
It could be a bunch of things, but that's where I would start.
Thank you so much. this will either be the diy from hell or, a great learning experience. I will let you know.
We all learned, one way or another.
Let's be sure we're talking about the same thing. Your first pic is the back of the drawer, right? At least that looks like the end of the glide that goes into the part on the side of the carcass.
These glides slide partway together and then there is a bit of resistance before the go together the rest of the way. Depending on the mechanism there may be yet another point of resistance for the last 1" or so as the glides seat. They should then slide in and out easily.
If the glides are going together right and the drawer slides in to a sort of sliding stop like a cork going in, you probably have an alignment issue. Do you have a framing square or combo square to check the carcass and the drawer for square?
Please let us know what you find.
What John said.
If the cabinet is not square, you can place a spacer between the slide and cabinet side to correct. The drawer will have to be resized.
If the drawer is not square, remove bottom and re-square the drawer.
I have not checked the carcass. Today was the first time I was made aware of that possibility. Knowing my skill level, my drawer could be out of square but I will check it as soon as possible. Thank you for your guidance.
If you are close in your dimensions And slightly wider on the fixed side, and you screwed the slides to the carcass using the tabs on the slide, you can force the drawer in for the first time and the slides will self adjust.
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