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They're pretty good. This is the best type of 'mechanical' latch I found. There are a lot of magnetic options out there that don't hold the drawers in very well. If they didn't push the drawers out enough I was planning on using an additional spring at the back of the drawer to push them forwards. It was going to to be something like a 'unitstrut' back nut with the spring attached which I'd screw to the back of the drawer, but I never need to use them.
More than likely they aren't parallel, level (level with each other or level along their opening path) or all of the above!. My top "bedroom" drawer had the same issue and took me half a day adjusting it. It was a nightmare. You can take measurements between them to check for them being parallel. I found the best way was measure diagonally between front of one runner to the back of the other. If both measurements are equal you'll know they are parallel. Also use a a level to check they are the right height to each other and running out level. I used penny washers to pack them out when they needed it. Hope that helps!
I think in general it will be OK. it depends on how big your drawers are going to be. If they're sat on a strong base there is less force on them. You might have an issue with the wood splitting if you screw them together if the wood is thinner. Pilot holes for screws will be essential!
Not the biggest space makes it all the more reason to make the most of it! That has turned out great, thanks for sharing!
Fantastic work! They look great
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Mine was slightly shorter but the drawer itself sat cut her back on the slides with a little overhang
Of course! Let me know where in the world are you based and I'll try and find some options available to you.
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Thanks for the feedback Bill. The existing underside is already lined with a "plaster board" layer. From a fire risk assessment point of view there is no power in the cupboard and mainly shoes stored in the drawers months chance of a fire starting there is very low. There is also a smoke detector mounted very close to this area so the alarm would raise long before the stairs were at risk of m igniting from a fire. But that's a really good point. Most people don't give any consideration to fire risks or means of escape when carrying out home improvements!
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Nice work!! :-)
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. I was worried the trim would push the drawers out, as I also had to allow a small gap for the drawers to push in to open the latch to release them. But the existing trim was quite thick and i used a slightly thinner mdf front panel to give me some wiggle room for them to sit perfectly. Putting the latch on the double sided tape really helped to get the position just perfect (it took a few adjustments) before fixing into place with screws.
Good luck! Post your finished project so I can see it when you're done!
Thank you Sally. Lovely feedback like yours makes it all the worth while putting in the effort to produce the content.
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it :-)
Thank you! It was only posted today so hopefully more will see it!
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