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    Just a minor update.

    Finally got a cable for the phone so here's how the basic base looks for those who were interested. The drawers are still on the honeydo list, as is a timber slab bed head.

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    Put the drawer on wheels and put guide wheels inside the frame that run against the drawer sides to keep it straight. Most divans with built in drawers have the drawers across the bed two each side and use wood or HDPE runners but they can be a bit fragile if pulled out and not supported near the end of travel. Just the length of these drawers will dictate they be on wheels. Though the long slides used in 4WD are damned strong I think there would be enough droop that the drawer end would drag on the carpet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parks View Post
    Put the drawer on wheels and put guide wheels inside the frame that run against the drawer sides to keep it straight. Just the length of these drawers will dictate they be on wheels. Though the long slides used in 4WD are damned strong I think there would be enough droop that the drawer end would drag on the carpet.
    The heavy duty full extension slides would more than handle it. 1500mm slides rated at 227kg still support 125kg at full extension. The price, about $300 per drawer. The ones Bunnings sell are only 90kg rated and should be avoided. If you don't need full extension you can use shorter runners and save a bit. It may also be possible to use top hung sliding door runners if you are a creative thinker.

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