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Full Extension Kitchen Cabinet drawers

kingkong5 | May 5, 2008 09:19 AM

Hi CH'ers,

I'm currently undergoing a kitchen remodel, adding in new cabinets and appliances. We have 16 feet of countertop along one wall, 5 feet along another, and a 4X8 foot island. We were quoted at $13,000 for maple/plywood with a cherry finish, with some french glass door cabinets to show off a little. The cost also includes replacing the countertop with our choice of granite.

Construction has already started, and it is looking rather slick. The only thing I'm unhappy about is that the builder promised me that the drawers would be full extension; to my surprise they are not. He tells me not to worry, because my drawers are "extra long" so they won't slide out all the way. He says that the full extension drawers are just shorter boxes on the same frame, and why wouldn't I want a longer drawer so I can store more stuff? I'm not sure if he is pulling my leg or what.

What say ye, CH? Should I insist that he go ahead and replace the boxes with shorter boxes to make them "fully extended" or should I tell him he's full of baloney and that he needs to find me some full extension slides for the boxes I've got. Although it is true that the drawers that I have are longer than the ones in his showroom which are "full extension"

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