Drawer Box / Blum Slide Design Tool

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Drawer Box / Blum Slide Design Tool

Postby Raymond Beausoleil » Wed, Jun 20 2007, 10:51AM

A wise sage advised to select and stick with one drawer/slide manufacturer for good reasons including learning one or two rather than dozens, minimum installation alignment tools, tooling, etc. With that in mind I've selected Blum as a preferred manufacturer and the Tandem Plus Blumotion model. I'm fairly new at this so it took me a while to read and understand the supplied literature in order to select the appropriate runner (length), determine the drawer box size, and extrapolate the right eCabinet drawer box parameters all from the drawer opening dimensions.

I determined I would be doing this more than once given many different drawer openings and cabinet depth. To minimize that effort and minimize errors I developed the attached spreadsheet.

Just enter the cabinet depth, opening width, opening height, drawer sides thickness, and minimum height inset (eCabinet param) and it will provide the drawer box dimensions, appropriate Blum model, and eCabinet Drawer Box parameters.

This tool is based on my 'assumptions' regarding selecting the right runner and calculating drawer box dimensions and eCabinet parameters so if it doesn't work as expected then let me know the right methodology and I'll make the appropriate changes.

The spreadsheet is protected without a password so it only lets you change the 5 parameters and not inadvertantly change/delete formulas. Feel free to unprotect it and edit away. It does have some provisions to switch between English and Metric units but only the English units is working at this time.

Ray
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Fixed error

Postby Raymond Beausoleil » Wed, Jun 20 2007, 11:00AM

Wouldn't you know, just as I posted it I discovered an error. Attached is the update.
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Question for moderator...

Postby Raymond Beausoleil » Wed, Jun 20 2007, 11:13AM

Moderator,

Should this have been posted to eCabinet Systems Software forum instead of Design Sharing?

If so, can it be moved?

Ray

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Postby Jason Susnjara » Wed, Jun 20 2007, 12:20PM

Hi Raymond,

I did move your post to the software section.

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Postby Raymond Beausoleil » Thu, Jun 21 2007, 7:46AM

Added more Blum Tandem runners.
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Postby Raymond Beausoleil » Thu, Jun 21 2007, 9:36AM

Added the last of the Tandem Plus Blumotion runners.
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Postby Raymond Beausoleil » Thu, Jun 21 2007, 9:57AM

Fixed a couple errors.
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Postby Raymond Beausoleil » Fri, Jun 22 2007, 9:58AM

Enabled the metric units functionality.
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