Asked by: Absalon Pitarque
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th February, 2020

How do I install drawer slides?

Begin by attaching the drawer-mount member. With the slide aligned flush to the drawer front and bottom edge, attach with a screw at the front in a vertical slot, photo below, and then add one at the rear. With the slide still joined together, align it with the bottom edge of the drawer side.

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Simply so, what is the easiest way to install drawer slides?


  1. Mark the Placement of the Slides.
  2. Install the Slides.
  3. Mark the Drawer Sides.
  4. Position the Slide Extension.
  5. Attach the Slides to the Drawer.
  6. Insert the Drawer.
  7. Position the Drawer Face.
  8. Attach the Drawer Face.

Similarly, what are the different types of drawer slides? How to Install 5 Types of Drawer Slides

  • Ball Bearing Drawer Slides.
  • Soft Close Ball Bearing Drawer Slides.
  • Bottom Mount Drawer Slides.
  • Side Mount Drawer Slides.
  • Center Mount Drawer Slides.

Keeping this in view, how do you install center drawer slides?

Attach to the drawer first

  1. Cut the notch for the slide at least 1/8" wider on each side, to the depth of the drawer bottom.
  2. With one screw holding the front of the slide in place, measure from the drawer side to make sure the slide sits centered and parallel.
  3. Mount the slide 1/32" back from the front of the face frame.

How much space do you need for a drawer slide?

Drawer depth or height is not critical, but the most common difference between the drawer and the opening is 3/4 inch. For example, if the opening measures 4 inches vertically, the drawer should be built 3 1/4 inches. This allows 1/4 inch at the bottom where the slide is attached, and 1/2 inch at the top for clearance.

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