When I think about making the drawers for the built-in, the first thing I have to do is select the drawer slides which will determine how wide I can make the drawers. But I quickly ran into a problem. The inside depth of the built-in is fourteen inches which is an odd size for a drawer slide. I could easily find suitable slides online, but I did not want to wait for them to be delivered. I went to Woodcraft and the Home Depot, but concealed slides to fit were not available. In a last ditch effort, I remembered a cabinet hardware speciality store in Birmingham called HGH Hardware. After looking over their in-stock slides, I selected the ones shown below. I am not thrilled with the almond color, but they should not be visable.
This week it is off to Lowes to purchase some half inch craft wood for the drawer boxes. I need to first decide how I will join the various sides of the drawers. I am toying around with the idea of cutting dovetails by hand – a big deal for me. Hopefully, I will have the boxes of all three drawers completed by this time next week.
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