Posted by on 3/25/2015 to ARTICLES
Face less or Euro style cabinets are becoming more prevalent in homes and are distinguished by the doors and or drawers being attached directly to the side walls of the cabinet versus onto the edge of a frame that encompasses the entire front of the cabinet.
Slide Out Sheves LLC makes available on most pull out shelves and spice racks a base mount option that allows the drawer to be sat into the base of the cabinet or onto a full depth shelf and easily secured with screws. This base mount method is not for face less cabinets but rather face frame cabinets.
So what difference does it make? A face frame cabinet has a gap or reveal from the edge of the face frame to the sidewall, This reveal is usually 1/4 inch up to 2 or three inches depending on the cabinet.When we add base mount bracket to our side mount drawer slide the screws that attach the two pieces protrude beyond the measurement calculated in the opening width but because there is a 1/4 to 3 inch reveal on either side of the opening on a face frame cabinet this protrusion is never taken into account as the brackets sits behind the frame and does not need to come through the opening.
The base mount brackets do need to be taken into account if used in a face less or euro style cabinet. Although as mentioned earlier drawer slides are usually attached directly to the walls of euro style cabinets, consumers opt to go with our base mount brackets for convenience.Again, the base brackets are never taken into account as the intended use is not for Euro cabinets and the screws attaching the brackets protrude out into the sidewall and will squeeze the drawer slides closer together affecting the proper spacing. If you want the convenience of base mount brackets we recommend subtracting a total of 1/2 inch to account for the attachment screws