Installing the drawer slides from hell
October 6, 2013 8:17 PM Subscribe
I'm at a total loss as to how to install these drawer slides...please help!
posted by janerica to home & garden (2 answers total)
I bought a desk off Craigslist a few months ago and am finally getting around to installing the tracks for the main drawer. The previous owner said all the parts were there, she just "never got around to it." There are no instructions. I don't know the manufacturer and I had no luck locating a similar desk online.
I am completely confounded by these things. I'm beginning to think I'm either missing some parts or maybe just an imbecil (both?). Here's what I have: 4 black thingies
(all identical), 2 metal thingies
(both identical), 2 tracks
attached to the desk, and 2 tracks
attached to the drawer itself. There are also about 20 loose ball bearings.
I've tried this configuration
on both sides (there's another black thingy under there), with ball bearings, and it didn't work--there almost seemed to be too much space on either side of the drawer and it didn't stay in the tracks.
Does anyone know how this works, or what I need to make it work? Help me restore my sanity tonight. Thank you!!!