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Understanding blum undermount Drawer Slides
by Lorenz Prem on 10-27-2012 5:24 pm

Undermount drawer slides are a mark of qualityin kitchens today. They offer an effortless feel of motion whenopening and closing drawers no other system on the market canmatch. Cabinet makers love them for their forgiving nature.Undermount drawer slides are much easier to install than theirtraditional forbearers.

One of the largest, most well-known makers of undermount drawerslides is the Austrian company blum. Over the years their Tandemdrawer system has built a reputation for quality and ease ofinstallation. Let's take a look a

An Overview of Drawer Front Joinery
by Lorenz Prem on 10-10-2012 6:41 pm

There are many options for joining a drawerfront to the sides of the drawer. Let's take a look at all of themand examine their strengths and weaknesses.

Butt Joint

The butt joint is the simplest of all drawer joints. The sideare connected to the front with glue only.Due to the small contactarea and having to glue end grain, the butt joint is the weakest ofall drawer joints.

If nail holes are not an important esthetic consideration, thejoint can be reinforced with brad nails. With screws the butt j

Building Drawer Boxes
by Lorenz Prem on 06-30-2011 8:16 pm

Building drawers begins with building the box.The box consists of the front, the back, two sides, and thebottom.

The bottom is usually made from thinner material than the otherpieces. We chose to use the same material for all components of thedrawer to simplify material management.

The pieces that form the walls of the box are joined togetherusing one of many joint styles.

Simple butt joints are found on budget drawers. High end drawerstypically use dovetail joints. Rabbets are typically

Installing Drawer Fronts
by Lorenz Prem on 01-22-2011 10:34 pm

I recently finished the carcass for a row oflower storage cabinets in my woodshop. The carcass will hold 6columns of 3 drawers stacked on top of one another. The lowestdrawer is designed to store tool boxes. It is almost 18" high. Thefull extension drawer slides make excellent use of the dead spacein the cabinet. The user has easy access to the drawer's contentwhen the slides are fully extended. The middle drawer is 6" high.It will contain containers of screws, material, boxes. The upperdrawer is only 4" high. It will contain frequently used tools

Drawer Liner for the Kitchen
by Lorenz Prem on 07-19-2010 6:41 pm

One of the easiest upgrades to your kitchen isto install drawer liner. Drawer liner, as the name suggests, coversthe bottom of your drawers and protects them from dirt andmechanical damage that happens during everyday use. They have aplace in every kitchen; even new ones. Bare wood should always becovered with a liner. Without it liquid and dirt can make its wayinto the open pores of the wood. Over time the cabinet will developstains and a smell.

The liner comes in many varieties. Most are made from plastic orsome other wate

blum undermount Drawer Slide Calculator
Design drawers that fit blum drawer slides
by Lorenz Prem on 07-14-2010 8:55 pm

I recently started using blum undermount drawerslides in my project. These slide require precisely fittingdrawers. This calculator creates a cutlist from the dimensions ofthe cabinet opening. It has been a great timesaver for me.

Hingmy blum Drawer Slide Calculator
Drawer Calculator
A speedy drawer cut-list tool
by Lorenz Prem on 07-07-2010 10:32 pm

Drawers are an essential component of everycabinet installation. A good quality drawer is square, has solidjoints, and supports the required weight. Quality starts with goodmeasurements.

The designer automates drawer design for you. Simply enter theoutside dimensions of the drawer you want to build, and thecalculator builds a cut-list for you. Multiple joint types aresupported.

Hingmy Drawer Calculator
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