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Old 02-19-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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Drawer construction to prevent opening whilst moving.

I am in the process of building my kitchen cabinet and am wondering what has been done to prevent the drawers from opening while driving.

I've found a few drawer slides that are a "soft close" design but they're spendy and I don't think they are the right thing to use.

Any ideas out there or pictures of what you've done would be much appreciated ! !
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: Drawer construction to prevent opening whilst moving.

I've decided to use an all steel constructed "touch touch" latch on both my drawers and cupboards. Just a touch to open and a touch to close. I suppose they could open in the event of an accident if the contents they secure were to violently toss about but for normal conditions they should work just fine--unless they jamb See National Tutch Latch on Google or ebay. BTW, My entire 70 year old house was equipped with these when it was built and they still all work. Hope this helps.
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Re: Drawer construction to prevent opening whilst moving.

I just didn't install any drawers. Silverware and utensils all go in wall racks. I also have all my lower cabinet doors opening toward the front so if one is left open I can hit the brakes to close it.
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