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Posted: 04/16/21 09:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

These are the rest of my drawers. The red arrow is the other 12" deep one, and the blue arrow points to the 4", 5", and 8" drawers all glued up and just waiting to be put into the frame.

I'll need to cut the plywood slides for that, hopefully starting tomorrow, so I can get this assembly in place.



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Posted: 04/17/21 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Today I cut a couple of the last drawer slides, and routed them to shape to get ready to install drawers.

The first thing I did was to just stack the drawers in the "hole" where they will be installed, without any slides.

Why? That gives me the exact amount of space I have to work with for spacing between the drawer fronts.



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Posted: 04/17/21 09:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There we have it. No guessing, multi measuring, or other guesswork. This is what I have to work with.



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Posted: 04/17/21 09:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Then it's just a matter of using a little math and it's easy to know where to place the slides for the drawers.



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Posted: 04/19/21 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a computer service call to go on today, so my time was very limited. I did however, get another drawer installed.

It's the large one on the left side that I've been working on.



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Posted: 04/19/21 09:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is my technique for getting these drawers spaced properly.

I cut 3 different size templates, one for each of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th drawers that I was installed.

I installed the top one based on where it was in relation to the top of the frame.

Then, each one of the next ones, was based on the distance from the drawer above it.

Here are the templates that I cut, one at a time after the drawer above the one I was trying to install was in place.



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Posted: 04/19/21 09:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used the correct template and clamped it right at the bottom of the drawer above it.



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Posted: 04/19/21 09:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next was to clamp the drawer slide in place at the bottom of the spacer template.



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Posted: 04/19/21 09:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Then I added a few screws from the opposite side to hold the slide in place, and removed the spacer.

After installing both sides of the slides, I test fit the drawer, and add any shims if they are necessary to make the drawer slide smoothly.



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These screws will be removed before final assembly, which will have glue and some flat head screws.

Hopefully, that all makes sense.

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I replaced the T-10 type bulbs with this flat panel https://m4products.com/alplate-24-5630-nw-natural-white-double-aluminum-plate/ I am very happy with these plates and they come with various adapters to fit the many light sockets. I applied them to my fixtures using RTV Silicone caulk instead of relying on the double sided tape.




My order came in today. Haven't had a chance to hook it up yet, to check it out, but at least it's here.

Should have that in a day or 2.

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