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Drawer Slides Cedar Rapids IA

Here are nine common kinds of drawers and recommendations for the type of slide to buy for each. As to the specific brand and model, lots of good choices are available. With each drawer, I’ve listed one of my favorites. You’ll find information about where to find a distributor for each slide in the Sources, below.

The Home Depot
(319)294-0480
4501 1st Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Acme Tools- Cedar Rapids
319-363-2211
1943 Blairs Ferry Rd NE Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Campbell Supply Co/Cedar Rapid
319 395 0991
2127 North Towne Lane NE Cedar Rapids, IA, 52410
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Blairs Ferry True Value
(319) 832-1343
1100 Ne Blairs Ferry Road
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Carlson Systems- Cedar Rapids
319-366-8981
5511 6th St. S. W. Suite 1 Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Amana Society Forestry
(319) 622-7554
1300 220th Trail PO Box 189
Amana, IA

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Suburban Lumber Co., Inc.
(319) 362-3115
2630 Wiley Blvd Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Cedar Rapids
319-364-5037
325 Waconia Ct SW Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Fastenal- Cedar Rapids
319-363-3942
825 33rd Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
O'Donnell Ace Hardware
(319) 395-7770
3825 Center Point Rd NE, Between Collins and Glass on Center Pointe Road
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
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Drawer Slides

Drawer Slides

Nine Models for Nine Situations

by Brad Holden

Open the drawer of a well-made modern cabinet. How do the slides feel? They should be effortless, smooth and precise.  You have more than a dozen types of slides from which to choose. For that perfect glide, the trick is to match the situation and the slide. 

Here are nine common kinds of drawers and recommendations for the type of slide to buy for each. As to the specific brand and model, lots of good choices are available. With each drawer, I’ve listed one of my favorites. You’ll find information about where to find a distributor for each slide in the Sources, below. 

Dovetailed Drawer

Don’t cover beautiful dovetails with a side-mount slide. Use a totally concealed, ball-bearing undermount slide. They’re the latest thing for high-end kitchen cabinet drawers. These particular slides are super-smooth and have a self-closing mechanism. Buy the slides before you build the drawers, though. The slides have specific requirements regarding the thickness of the drawer sides and the location of the drawer bottom. 


Face-Frame Cabinets

Two simple brackets added to a side-mount, ball-bearing slide make installation a lot easier than building out a cabinet’s sides to be flush with the face frame. Fasten the front bracket to the face frame. Clip the slide onto it. Then clip on the rear bracket and attach it to the cabinet’s back. If the back is only 1/4 in. thick, apply a mounting block to the back so the bracket’s screws can get a solid grip. 


Outdoor Drawer

Exposure to the elements causes a slide to rust and corrode, and there’s no easy way to clean it. There is an answer: stainless steel slides rated for outdoor use. They’ll hold up well on this patio potting table.


Tall Drawer

I bought the legs for my table, rather than turn them myself. It isn’t as much fun, but it is much quicker. Here are three legs I considered. They’re all made from solid 2-3/4-in. stock, with no glue lines, and are sanded ready to go. I chose the middle leg for my table. These suppliers make many more leg styles in various widths, lengths and wood species.


Melamine Drawer

For a white drawer, use a white slide. These particular roller slides are a bottom-mount style, so-called because they wrap around the bottom edge of the drawer side. Melamine drawers are often assembled in the simplest fashion, with a bottom that attaches directly underneath the drawer side. These slides cover that joint and help support the drawer bottom.

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Small Drawer

A small drawer requires an equally small slide. For a piece as nice as this tiny keepsake chest, use a ball-bearing slide. This particular slide doesn’t take up much room: One half is housed in the drawer side and the other is only 1/4 in. thick. Unlike other slides, th...

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