When installing a pull-out slide with a full expansion slide, it is necessary to separate the drawer from half of the full expansion slide cabinet at some stage. This is done by sliding the cabinet assembly backwards until the release rod is exposed (the rod in the middle of the slide) pushing the rod up or down to separate the slide

Pull the shelf drawer slide release device

Install pull-out shelves

Use a pull-out shelf

The first trick to installing a drawout shelf is to let the open shelf be your guide to adjusting the drawer slide. Each installation method has some key points that are easiest to implement when you use the splay rack as a guide. The standard drawer slides we use have a control side and a free side. The right side is the control side, and the track where the wheels roll is the captive side. The metal bends around the wheel and the wheel can only run in the groove. The left slide is the free side that allows adjustment of the component. It is important to note that sliding to the left is important because any problems with sliding alignment will show up on the left side.

If you are installing into an existing shelf, you should check to make sure it is securely secured in place. When the slide out shelf is extended, all the weight will fall in front of the existing shelf, which may tilt if the shelf is not supported by sturdy clamps. It is also important to make sure that the back of the bookcase is secured, otherwise the bookcase will tilt when the sliding bookcase stretches. We usually secure the back of the bookshelf by installing a screw on each side of the bookshelf, located on the back of the back or side wall. We place the screw head 1/4 "or more out of the top of the adjustable shelf so that the extended screw head prevents the shelf from tilting. Make sure you do not thread the screws through exposed walls or back cabinets. Alternatively, you can attach the adjustable shelf to the back with a 1/4-wide piece of plywood.

The easiest way to install is to mount the slide out shelf onto the cabinet base or an existing full-depth shelf. If you order a slide-out shelf with a base base, the drawer slide will have two L-shaped brackets on each side.

Pull out the shelf slide in the cabinet

Place the guide rails in the cabinet with the wheels facing forward

Install the pull-out rack in the cabinet

Then, lift the wheel on the back of the shelf above the wheel on the front of the cabinet slide so that the front of your slide-out shelf tilts slightly. Slide the shelf into the cabinet slowly. If the left slide is out of place, you can slide it back into place without removing the shelf. Align the shelves in the cabinet, ensuring that the front of the slide is aligned with the front of the existing or base shelf. Apply slight downward pressure to the shelf and extend it just enough to expose the back bracket.

Secure pull-out shelves in kitchen cabinets

Install and tighten the screws in the left and right slot nearest the sliding member. You can now close the shelf again and recheck the alignment. Repeat this process for the other side and then for the front of the glide board.

Front pull-out shelf slide in cabinet

If the slide moves during installation, simply close the shelf and realign it. When there is a screw on each stand, you can open and close the shelf a few times, then check for adjustments, look at the left slide and note the front alignment. There should be a gap of about 1/16 inch to 1/8 inch when gliding. If the guide rails are too tight or loose, simply loosen the screws in one of the brackets (front or back, whichever needs to be adjusted), then move the brackets in the correct direction and tighten them. Remember to be careful sliding on the left side, the shelf will roll hard if the rear clearance is too large, but as soon as you add weight it will hit a bump when you slide off the shelf and when you push back the shelf may come off the track completely. If the shelf is too tight, you can determine which rear bracket needs to be moved outward and which side can be moved by tapping the front of the sliding shelf. The opposite rear bracket is the one that is moving outward.

Once the shelf is properly adjusted, a second screw needs to be added using the center hole in each bracket to lock the slide in place.