Shop Essentials Learn About The Four Most Popular Types Of Metal Slides The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Each And Get A Few Tips On Installing Them In Both New And Retrofitted Cabinets
Shop essentials learn about the four most popular types of metal slides the advantages and disadvantages of each and get a few tips on installing them in both new and retrofitted cabinets is article about Magazine bookmarked by tim with ID 11857451748 was uploaded on 04-02-2019 and has been viewed 331,837 times.
Drawer Slides: Bring on the Heavy Metal Photos by Marty Schlosser (Lead Photo by Rob Brown) There was a time when I considered wood-on-wood slides to be a hallmark of a good cabinet.While there is undoubtedly a place for them in the studio furniture maker's lexicon, pros and amateurs alike are increasingly turning to metal to answer their drawer slide needs.
And it's all because of the many and significant advantages these slides bring to the craft.They don't bind nor become sloppy with seasonal humidity changes.They can carry significant loads - 200 kgs and beyond - with ease.
They enable drawers to extend anywhere from three-quarters of the way to completely out of the cabinet.Their prices have come down considerably, with most costing less than your weekly 'Timmie's' fix.
And most are relatively simple and quick to install.Before you get carried away and think that metal slides are the best option for every application, look a bit further.They cost from $2.50 a pair for the most basic ones to over $90 for complex ones.
With the exception of one type (hidden) the slides themselves are highly visible; not everyone wants to see any metal showing.Further, the...