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Slide packers for rollouts.

1/9/18       
Matt Calnen

Hello all, I am making a tall cabinet with rollouts in it. I need to find a source for slide packers that donít look like crap. I have used the white plastic ones from Richelieu, but was hoping to find a more attractive option. This is a mid to high end job. On my really nice jobs, I usually make solid strips of wood running up the inside of the cabinet to push the slide over, but on this one I need a more economical option. Thanks

1/9/18       #2: Slide packers for rollouts. ...
Adam

You haven't described you slides or cabinet construction.

On really tall pantry stile cabinets, I will add a false bulkhead to the hinge side. Keep the face frame flush to the knob side. On one magazine quality kitchen that needed the huge Blum hinges, I ripped the prefinished ply at 45 degrees and used packing tape to glue a 3" face on the false bulkhead. It worked well and looked nice. Not the throw a bunch of shims look . Doesn't take much time.

1/9/18       #3: Slide packers for rollouts. ...
Matt Calnen

Adam, thanks for the reply. I build both frameless and face frame cabinets. I donít think that would have a bearing on the packer. Hardware is the 563 Blum slides, and hinges are either Blum straight arm, or butt hinges. I would like to just buy something for my slightly less than top end cabinets. Reason being is I usually sub out the boxes, or the decorator decides they want roll outs after installation.

1/10/18       #4: Slide packers for rollouts. ...
Dennis Bean  Member

Website: http://www.saliceamerica.com

Hello Matt,

One of the nicest systems I have seen is the X-bracket and pilasters from Century Products. Depending where you are located these are available from many local distributors.

The attached link has a nice video and a link to find a distributor.

Real quality!

Best of luck,

Dennis

Century Products X Bracket

1/10/18       #5: Slide packers for rollouts. ...
Dan

Hafele has an inexpensive Tenn Tex piece which integrates with a piece of solid maple

1/11/18       #6: Slide packers for rollouts. ...
Ed

Why not use zero protrusion hinges and leave the slides tight to cabinet sides?

1/11/18       #7: Slide packers for rollouts. ...
Matt Calnen

Thanks Dennis, thatís a slick system I have never seem before. I will switch to that on my high end jobs. But, is their a decent looking screw on packer available, as thatís what the cabinet is set up for right now. Thanks

Ed, what exactly is a zero protrusion hinge? Most of the work I do is either frameless or inset faceframe, so you always have to pack the hinge side to clear the hinge, or the door.

1/11/18       #8: Slide packers for rollouts. ...
Dennis Bean  Member

Website: http://www.saliceamerica.com

Matt,

I don't know anything about a screw-on version. I am minimally familiar with the X-bracket as a friend owns the company.

Regarding a "0" protrusion hinge. This is a 155 degree opening hinge that, when opened to 90 degrees and more, prevents the door from encroaching into the opening of the cabinet and interfering with rollout shelves.

Inset doors cannot be "0" protrusion simply by the obvious nature of the construction.

Dennis


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1/12/18       #9: Slide packers for rollouts. ...
Ed

Dennis covered that well , they will only help for overlay doors.

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