How to Put a Ball Bearing Drawer Back in? [With Pictures]

how to put a ball bearing drawer back inIf you want to make your drawer more smooth and soft to open and close, you may have a question in your mind “how to put a ball bearing drawer back in.” It is easy to put the ball bearing in the back drawer. Ball-bearing is not only suitable for smooth performance but also provides you quiet operation.

However, to answer your question, I am going to put a ball bearing in my drawer back in. I am doing it to fulfill within 6 steps with pictures so that you can also do it without any hassles. So, are you ready to put your ball-bearing drawer back in? If yes, stay tuned.

How to Put a Ball Bearing Drawer Back in [Complete the Following 6 Steps]

Before I start the main process, I would love to share with you some information such as my slides specifications, require tools, and other things. So, first, check out the requirement and then complete the 6 steps.

Slide Specifications

Slide Specifications

  • I collected this premium ball-bearing slide suitable for bedroom furniture, kitchen cabinet, lock drawer, dresser drawer, and some other furniture. You can also choose the best dresser drawer slides for your project.
  • It is made from steel material, and the weight capacity is up to 100-lb.
  • Generally, I used a 20-inch slide for my dresser drawer.
  • The most important thing is that you should avoid drawer binding, and the drawer must be 1/2″ narrower than opening each side of the drawer or cabinet.
  • Finally, it would help if you kept in mind the top and bottom of the drawer should have 1/8″ minimum clearance.

Recommendation Tools You Need to Collect

Before you start the process, you should collect the following tools. So, let’s check out the tool list.

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Level

What did I include?

  • (A) Two (2) Cabinet members
  • (B) Two (2) drawer members
  • (C) twelve (12) 6 half pan head wood screw

What did I include.

Installation of Ball-Bearing Drawer back-in (Step-by-Step Guides)

Let’s start the installation process. I hope that you have already collected the above tools. If you collect the tool, then follow the below steps properly.

Step 1: Detach Your Drawer Member

Detach Your Drawer Member

To slide fully extended, you need to remove the drawer member (B) from your cabinet (A) by pushing up on the dresser drawer member lever of (D). The process is very simple to do. You can see the picture to perfect detach your drawer member.

Step 2: Angeling and Marking Your Drawer Member (B)

Angeling and Marking Your Drawer Member (B)

First of all, mark the line 1-1/4-inch from the bottom of your drawer. You should also align the top of the drawer member (B) with the marked line. You should complete this step carefully because it may be a great problem for you if you do it the wrong way.

Step 3: Install the Drawer Member (B)

  1. Now it is time to use level; using level, make sure that your drawer member (B) is properly aligned with mark the line of 1-1/4-inch.
  2. After that, attach the drawer member using provided screw.
  3. Repeated the same process of step 1 to step 3 and reinstall your drawer (B).

Repeated the same process of step 1 to step 3 and reinstall your drawer (B)

Step 4: Measurement of the Drawer Position

Step 4 measurement

  1. Align the drawer to the desire location. Mark the line on the cabinet of the bottom and also the drawer face on both sides.
  2. Reattach your cabinet member (A) and drawer member (B).
  3. Do you attach perfectly? if yes, then measure the distance between the bottom of your drawer front to the top of your cabinet member (A). Note, you should use a user pencil and write down “X.”

Step 5: Installing the Cabinet Number (A)

Step 5 Installing the Cabinet Number (A)

  1. Remove your cabinet member (A)
  2. Measurement of your cabinet distance “X” from the previous cabinet mark. However, draw a line inside of your cabinet wall to mark the distance easily.
  3. Position top of your cabinet member (A) with the new mark
  4. The most important thing is that make sure your cabinet is mounted 1/16″ from the front of your cabinet.
  5. Don’t forget to align the level before screwing the provided screws with the slide.
  6. Finally, repeat steps 4 and 5 to install the remaining cabinet member (A).

Step 6: Finally, Connect Your Drawer

Finally, Connect Your Drawer

Now, it is time to align attach your drawer. To connect your drawer to the cabinet, simply align and slide the drawer member. After that, test your drawer slide; I hope that it works fine. If your slide makes any issues, you will let me know in the comment box.

Final Word

Putting a ball-bearing drawer back in is not much tough to do. But you need to go through an actionable process. However, I install a ball-bearing drawer back-in, and I think the above steps working fine. So, you can also try the process to get the best result.

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