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Largish pullout with blum tandems top and bottom?11/12/20
Hey folks we have built many different kinds of pullouts over the years. Just asked about using the tandem inverted at the top of a pullout unit with customer service and they said it won't work... which kinda surprised me honestly. Have any of you guys ever built a pullout unit with tandem drawer slides at top and bottom of the unit. They glide nice and smooth and have soft close of course it seems like it would be nice but have never tried it. Mostly we use side mounted slides in a hidden configuration for our pullouts. Open to suggestions....
Why dont you just build a mockup and load it up so you can find out they are telling you the truth?
I was kinda hoping that someone had been there and done that but thanks anyway..
What size are the pullouts?
i do a lot of pullouts in my custom kitchens, and what i do is use blum tandems at the bottom, and one or two side-mounts to stabilize the unit. never had an issue or complaint. i hide the side mounts behind stretchers in the pullouts.
Yes thank you this is exactly what we generally do. I just was wondering about the inverted Blum tandem. As I said I was surprised that Blum said it was not possible. Not doubting it at all honestly but I was both thinking that people may be trying this in their shops or had done it and might have to rethink or whatever over time. It is what it is. These pullouts we are doing the top mount side mount slides with Blum tandems underneath etc. Thanks for your input.
We use heavy duty 300lb side mount slides from accuride. These units are 30" deep and 18" wide. One set at bottom and a lighter set at the top