Building a MOVENTO drawer

Building a drawer with the correct dimensions for MOVENTO

 

This picture shows a MOVENTO wooden drawerMOVENTO, the concealed runner system for wooden drawers, provides maximum ease of use and a wide variety of practical, intuitive adjustment options.

In order to guarantee high quality of motion and the durability of the runner system, it is important to take into account the following key information when manufacturing the drawer.

 

 

 

Assembly steps:

Calculate the drawer dimensions
SKW (internal drawer width) = LW (internal cabinet width) – 42 mm

This picture shows the drawer dimensions

Note: the drawer dimensions can be found in the catalogue, for example (catalogue page link, DE and EN)

 

Drawer length (= drawer side length): NL – 10 mm

This picture shows the drawer length

 

Please note that the drawer side must not be wider than 16 mm

This picture shows the maximum drawer side thickness

 

The recess must be at least 12 mm high in order to conceal the runner and must be maximum 15 mm deep.

This picture shows the maximum recess depth

 

Do not forget the hole for the fixing hook (pictured: drilling template for MOVENTO T65.1000.02)

This picture shows the drilling template for TANDEM

This picture shows the hole for the fixing hook

 

 

Screw on the locking device

This picture shows how to screw in the locking device

 

 

All the necessary planning information can also be found in the Blum catalogue:
https://publications.blum.com/2018/catalogue/de/438/

Or in the Product Configurator under runner systems:
www.blum.com/configurator

Installation instructions can also be found in the download area of our website: https://www.blum.com/at/de/produkte/fuehrungssysteme/movento/downloads-videos/

 

If you have any further questions regarding the planning and manufacturing of wooden drawers for Blum runner systems, simply get in touch with your personal Blum contact (www.blum.com/contact

Building a MOVENTO drawer

8 thoughts on “Building a MOVENTO drawer

  • February 17, 2020 at 22:31
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    I am building a coffee table with drawers inside of drawers essentially; The inner drawer which will be using the movento and tip-on motion will connect to the drawer front and, that same drawer front will have an outer drawer/case that slides on the outside of the non-moving table part (or think of it as a non-moving cabinet frame). The top of the table will be static and be supported by the non-moving frame. Due to this awkward design, the drawer face will hold the weight of the inner drawer (with attached movento slides underneath) and the outer slides putting approx 20-30lbs of wood toward the front of the sliding mechanism. I want to double check with you all to see if this is going to be a problem as the weight is forward shifting on the sliding mechanism?? — (hopefully the wood joints hold too). Are there any recommendations that you have to make sure there won’t be any issues? The table is a frameless design and I was not planning on using the runner system as I can screw the system into the static sides of the non-moving frame. Thank You!!

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    • February 18, 2020 at 13:51
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      Hi Ryan,
      uneven distribution of weight, especially towards the drawer front, is not optimal. The sag values will be higher than usual and the effects on the adjustments are difficult to predict.
      However, if you have a drawing of this furniture, perhaps you could send it to our US subsidiary (http://www.blum.com/contact) and they can have a better look into it so see if there could be any other unexpected troubles.

      Best regards
      Matthias

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  • June 23, 2020 at 11:22
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    I am building kitchen cabinets with internal fronts with visible box joints made with massive oak wooden boxes (15 mm thick for front, sides and back in oak and with 9 mm plywood bottom). The intended dimension of the cabinets is intended to be: width=700; LW= 670; SKW= 628; SKL=690; Cabinet depth=750 using Blum Movento tip-on NL=700 drawers expansions. 4 drawers per cabinet: 2 high boxes with front height= 275mm with sides and back 190mm, 2 lower boxes with front height = 143 with sides and back 120mm.
    These are quite massive boxes as you can conclude (however, the weight limit 60 kg will not be a problem) – considering the exposed fronts and sides – do you think play and movement of the slides will be a problem?
    What side and top gap would you recommend as minimum (would off course prefer not to have the mechanisms too visible..)?

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    • June 23, 2020 at 12:03
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      Hello Jakob,
      thank you for your message.
      I will forward your message to our customer service, they will support you.
      Kind regards
      Andrea

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  • July 20, 2020 at 21:26
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    I’m making drawers for a wardrobe — using Blum Movento sliders. The back end of the drawer keeps sliding from side-to-side when i open and close them. Seems to be a natural movement in the sliders. Is there any way to stop this movement — make the drawers slide straight in and out.

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    • July 21, 2020 at 6:22
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      Good morning Jonathan,
      thank you for your message. Our customer service will get in touch with you to find a solution.
      Best regards
      Andrea

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  • October 23, 2020 at 9:39
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    Great blog but can you confirm i’m on the right track. I’m inexperienced and just about to build a an alcove unit for clothes with 5 draws using the movento runners. I am going to make the draws using 12mm plywood for back front and sides, with an 18mm facia. The carcass will also be from 18mm boards. I have calculated on a 3mm tolerance either side of a draw – is this correct?

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    • October 23, 2020 at 9:58
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      Hi Andrew,
      from the information provided, it is not easy for me to give a resilient recommendation.
      Would you be so kind and get in touch with your local Blum representative found here?
      http://www.blum.com/contact

      Best regards
      Matthias

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