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Drawer stops, I carefully selected a scrap from my 3 pound (!!) supply of leather and 5 minute epoxied a clamped together stack of stops. After curing the excess was trimmed off with a #11 blade and then the stack was flexed open and each stop sliced off one by one. Mini-sled modified to knock the corners off each stop

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I hope this isn't too contentious but i never understood the dual pull. In my experience i usually have 1 hand full and dual pulls just leads to stuck drawers.

Also is there a reason you didn't align them with the top drawer pulls? I'm trying to decide visually if one would be better than the other? Or are you just following the plans?

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May have misunderstood. Even on wide drawers i use a center  pull. I feel 2 pulls results in poor 1 hand operation and just leads to binding. Yes I'm doing it wrong use 2 hands? But when the top is piled with stuff and my arms are full i usually only have 1 hand free.

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Yep, got it. Guess if you are building your own stuff you can do it whatever way seems right to you :P 

Yet most commercial furniture definitely has two pulls or knobs on wide drawers. Maybe ask the average women if they prefer 1 or 2 pulls on a 3 foot wide drawer overloaded with 20 pounds of sweaters?

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12 minutes ago, mdbuilder said:

Yet most commercial furniture definitely has two pulls or knobs on wide drawers. Maybe ask the average women if they prefer 1 or 2 pulls on a 3 foot wide drawer overloaded with 20 pounds of sweaters?

That's a good point but more of a knock on their furniture i guess, if you need 2 hands to open it something is wrong with the drawer. My requirement was effortless sliding regardless of the hardware. This leads me to waxed hardwood slides. I don't think there is any thing more effortless than waxed hardwood slides. The drawers pictured are heavy but slide very easy. And yes i have a reminder to wax them every other year, and am more than happy to do so.

I really like your leather soft close stop though. That's a great idea. I did rubber bumpers but I'd bet the leather would offer a better feel.

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On 8/19/2021 at 2:14 PM, Chestnut said:

I really like your leather soft close stop though. That's a great idea. I did rubber bumpers but I'd bet the leather would offer a better feel.

Now, that I can help with.  Send me your address, I'll mail you enough leather for your next 10 projects :). Stamp is on me LOL!

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15 hours ago, mdbuilder said:

Now, that I can help with.  Send me your address, I'll mail you enough leather for your next 10 projects :). Stamp is on me LOL!

I appreciate the offer but i have an entire hide and a half sitting in my house.

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