Fastening bottom slides to cabinet particle board base?


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Old 12-03-23, 11:25 AM
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Fastening bottom slides to cabinet particle board base?

Hello and thanks for your time,
I'd like to fasten a cabinet made out of melamine particle board (except for front face) onto 40" bottom slides.
It would be located under the stair case in the basement.

Basically, I'll create a leveled subfloor, then screw on the bottom slides ontop of that, then I need to fasten the slides underneath the cabinet.

Can I bolt the slides through the melamine? Should I just screw them in? What's the best way here so that the screws don't rip out of the cabinet?

See front view and slides image below:



 
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Old 12-03-23, 12:38 PM
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You typically use Euro screws when attaching to melamine.
https://www.amazon.com/Centerline-Dr.../dp/B0BFXP6QRG

They go into a 5mm hole that you predrill. But if your slides aren't made for that size screw then you probably can't use them and you'd be stuck using a standard pan head glide screw. Which is probably what you will need to do, since it has a hundred holes in it, they intend for you to use a lot of screws. Predrill and don't strip them.

 

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