The main thing you need to extract from this article is to refer to the hardware specifications or installation instructions that you want to use, the only easy way to measure your drawer box correctly. You will find the following things of the heavy duty slide rails and the material cheat sheet along with this disclaimer.
- Drawer boxes with slides attached to the sides should be 1 inch to 1 -1/16 inch narrower than the opening. For larger sizes, there is room to adjust the slides as needed.
- Depending on the thickness of the drawer material, the drawer box used to install the bottom slide should be 3/16 to 5/16 inches narrower than the opening. Sorry, but you need to check the specs for more details. See the Blum download slide.
- If you are using a mounting rail, you will need to stamp a few notches on the back to counter the hardware.
Sizes of heavy duty slide rails
You know the size of the opening. You must know the material you are using here. Let’s take a look at the side-mounted KV8400 slide. You were looking at the installation process of the heavy duty slide rails. You can see that the width of the drawer should be 1 inch or 17 inches narrower than the width of the opening in the cabinet. The depth inside the cabinet will be less than this size, so the drawer slides should be reduced. The KV installation procedure shows that the next size is 24 inches and the next size is 22 inches. It is the length of the slide and the depth of the drawer.
Leave at least 1/4 inch of space under the drawers so that they are 5-1 / 2 inches high (6 inches minus 1/4 inch at the top, 1/4 inch at the bottom). Drawer boxes should be 17 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches high, and 22 inches deep.