DIY Drawers

Submitted: Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 06:55
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Hi all,

Looking at building a set of drawers for the back of a ute and have one question.

Where do you buy suitable roller bearing drawer slides? They need to be able to handle a fair bit of weight (tools, recovery gear etc).

Thanks
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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 07:15

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 07:15
There are plenty of reputable suppliers on EBay that sell the HD ones another company that sells on line is Ovesco, they have a lot ot latches, catches etc as well
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Reply By: Penchy - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 07:35

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 07:35
try these guys
http://stores.ebay.com.au/Dirt-Devil-Ind/Hardware-Drawer-Slides-/_i.html?_fsub=3628923012&_sid=44858412&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

They have built in locks in their slides also.
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Reply By: Phillip Owen - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 08:39

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 08:39
Cheers! Very helpful.
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Reply By: Mick O - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:03

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 10:03
Phillip, these guys have a great range of heavy duty roller cage slides of all lengths.

Struts Australia


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Reply By: Hoyks - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:00

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 11:00
Ovesco.com.au are really good for latches, draw slides and the like, they are in Newcastle and Nerang.
http://dunnandwatson.com.au/ are another option, I haven't shopped there though.

Another option is to make your own rails with skateboard bearings which is cheaper, but a whole lot of work.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 13:17

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 13:17
The only potential negative with making your own with bearings is that you do not get 100% extension only 70 ish % that may or may not suit your situation
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Reply By: Member - OnYaBike - Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 22:08

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 22:08
Have a look at the Drifta Drawers website for ideas. For instance, a compartment at the top for a slide out table for those quick lunch stops on the road. They use Teflon runners: simple, save space, nothing to seize up or need lubricating. I've got a Drifta and it extends far enough to reach whatever's at the back.
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