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We decided to put our desktop PC in a nook of the living room for occasional use, unfortunately there is little space, so i had to go "low profile". The drawer shelf is intended to go a few inches below the upper shelf and will have the same outer contour so that there are two identical lines when the drawer is closed.

in my newbie ways i was overanxious to get to building and failed to locate a drawer slide before hand. I was hoping to put a detent out slide on here for the keyboard tray.

The top is 11" deep. The supporting sides have 8 3/4" available depth.

I have found exactly (1) 8" drawer slide, not a detent out.

any suggestions on where I can locate a drawer slide of how to make one?

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We decided to put our desktop PC in a nook of the living room for occasional use, unfortunately there is little space, so i had to go "low profile". The drawer shelf is intended to go a few inches below the upper shelf and will have the same outer contour so that there are two identical lines when the drawer is closed.

in my newbie ways i was overanxious to get to building and failed to locate a drawer slide before hand. I was hoping to put a detent out slide on here for the keyboard tray.

The top is 11" deep. The supporting sides have 8 3/4" available depth.

I have found exactly (1) 8" drawer slide, not a detent out.

any suggestions on where I can locate a drawer slide of how to make one?

thanks!

Hi Pascal - Looks like a good candidate for sliding dovetails for drawer slides

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Hi

Many have errors trying to use the sliding dovetails but a T & G works very well and is a easy way to get the job done..
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You can just a buy a lift and lock setup from Rockler..
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wow, I had to google the dovetail slide - that is slick! not sure I'm ready to tackle that yet! I'm going to check around some more for an 8" slilde kit Starting to think I should have gone center under drawer slide. kind-off hard now that the desk is together...
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Can you cut down a longer slide? Sliding dovetails are no problem with a router table and fence. Use a straight bit to hog out the waste then use the dovetail bit to cut the dovetails.
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Woodworker's Hardware has 8-inch full-extension ball bearing slides: KV 4100 series, and their economy full-extension slide is 9 3/4-inches long. There may other slides there to choose from, but I have to get back to work now.
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A couple of photos of a double dovetail with the Incra Ultra jig.
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Hi Mike

Did you know it can be done with the OP 3/8" spacer jigs, don't need a high end fixture to get the job done...done for peanuts with the OP jig and it's always dead on.

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Bob, It's just what I had close to hand. A 2 minute job, but dimensions were not that critical.
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Love those dovetail slides. I'll have to work on building some down the road. For now I just put in an upper and lower rail to slide on. The rails are removable which will allow replacement with and under drawer dovetail slide down the road

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