I am not a cabinet maker, and especially not a drawer maker. However I needed two storage cabinets for the garage. I was extra careful making my drawer boxes, and achieved a level of precision never before seen in my shop. So that is the good news. The problem I have is that when I mount the drawers and drawer slides in the cabinet, there is an increased amount of friction in opening the drawers. What I mean is that the friction to open the drawers is somewhat more than opening the drawer slides alone. I know there will need to be some increase in friction, but this seems to be too much, and some of the drawers work better than others. The drawers work fine, I am just worried that the bearings may wear prematurely. My drawer boxes are square, as are the cabinet carcasses. I used a template to mark the install locations of the slides, and rechecked them later. I can't imagine getting a better fit for my slides. I know this is a hard question to answer without being here, but is the increased friction likely due to:
Cheap (Pride Brand) Chinese Drawer slides
Poor workmanship on the cabinet carcass
Poor workmanship on the drawer boxes
Mounting the drawer slides crooked or incorrectly
A need to wait while the drawer slides "break in"
Something else I haven't thought of.
A combinatiion of many of thge above
Am I asking too much for these drawers to open as smooth a silk? Does anyone have any suggestiuons for making the drawers open easier?