Installing Pull Out Trays in a Conestoga Base Cabinet using Blum Tandem glides

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  1. I have pull out drawers in a double door base cabinet. With inset doors. How do I mount the center supports? The base cabinet has an intermediate support.

    1. The brackets go back to back behind the center support and at the back of the cabinet. In inset applications. you would need to cut the brackets to fit around the inset hinges (above and below)

  2. I have pull out trays inside end cabinets with the false sides option. Seems like I remember some mention about special installation instructions for these but I can’t find online. I can deal with the hinges by notching the front corner cleat, but overall the cleats/drawer glides are too narrow to accept the pull out tray due to the outside cabinet side panel being inset.
    I’m thinking I will have to rip the cleats down enough to accept the tray, but hopefully there is a previously devised fix for this so I
    won’t have to guess.

    1. For prep false side option, the vertical cleats cannot be used. The horizontal ones would need to be trimmed in width and installed directly to the cabinet side with screws. CWS does not even offer the pull out tray option with Prep False Sides, so while it can be done, the slides are no longer adjustable and are mounted directly to the cabinet wall.

  3. When you say notch for inset front bracket, you actually mean cut into two pieces. One for below the bottom hinge and one for above? How to attach to center face frame support. 1” 1-1/4” brads or screws?

    1. Yes, the bracket needs to be cut into two pieces. You can attach the bracket with brads or screws, but screws are stronger. Just remember to predrill.

  4. I don’t understand the point of the vertical full length notch that has to be located towards the face frame if that notched piece of wood (that holds the slides) is getting cut out for the hinges anyway. Can you clarify??

    1. If you are talking about the small rabbet that runs the full length of the notched piece, for FULL OVERLAY cabinets that notch is placed against the back of the face frame and facing the cabinet interior for the tabs of the overly “wrap style” hinges to recess into. The notched piece can stay its full length and be secured without getting in the way of the hinges at all. However, on INSET cabinets, the hinge bracket gets in the way of these notched pieces, in which case you have two options: 1) cut the notched piece, removing the section of it where the hinge bracket has to reside or B) move the notched piece backward in the cabinet 3″ so it misses the hinge bracket altogether. Then, using a chop saw, trim the same 3″ off of the length of the horizontal cleats that hold the drawer glides (cut the butt end, not the notched end). Screw the cleats to the cabinet wall (be sure to check for vertical level) and you are good to go.

  5. Is there a video of how to install these hinges for an inset door? I don’t see how they are supposed to fit in with the extra piece of notched wood up against the frame.

    1. Hi Kim,

      This pull-out tray installation video is for overlay hinges only. When installing pull-out trays with inset hinges, you will need to do one of the following installations:

      1) Modify the cleats that attach behind the face frame. You will cut a part of the cleat, containing one notched opening and attach it below the bottom hinge. The remaining cleat can go above the bottom hinge you will align the notched openings with the back cleats which do not need modified.
      2) If you do not want to modify the vertical cleats that are tucked behind the face frame, place the vertical cleat ~3″ away from the face frame so that it is located behind the door hinge.

      If you have any questions, feel free to contact your cabinet coach. He would be happy to walk you through this.

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