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Variable height brackets, ball-bearing slides that mount to sides of keyboard trays, hold-in mechanism and friction latch. 24" max keyboard width, black zinc chromate finish.
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Product Name Price Qty
12" Keyboard Slide, Black
12" Keyboard Slide, Black Item #: 24837
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$29.99
Pair

Variable Height Keyboard Platform Slides

Item #
GRP21494
Rating:
80% of 100

Variable height brackets and smooth, ball-bearing movement suit these slides for a wide variety of keyboard applications. Sliding members mount to sides of keyboard trays. With height adjustability ranging from 2-11/32" to 3-11/16" (in 7/32" increments),these slides accommodate nearly all keyboards.


Features:
  • Hold-in mechanism prevents accidental rollout
  • Friction latch securely holds keyboard in extended position
  • Lever release allows for simple slide member separation and easy installation
  • Reversible mounting brackets can turn inward if side clearance is limited
(1) Variable Height Keyboard Platform Slides
More Information
Weight 2.9000
Tech Spec
  • 75-pound load capacity
  • 3/4 extension
  • Black zinc chromate finish
  • Maximum keyboard tray width: 24 inches
Technical Documents
Finish Black
4.0 / 5.0
20 Reviews
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Perfect
These keyboard slides are perfect for a custom desk. I built myself a custom desk, in an "L" shape using 12" wide pieces of wood stairs. (sounds weird, works great). I needed small slides for two keyboard platforms on the inside of the "L" of the desk. I cut, polyurethaned and installed custom platforms then screwed under desk. Works perfectly! Very well made slides. The ball bearings are smooth and sturdy. Very happy.
May 25, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Perfect solution!
I love my new computer desk with keyboard shelf. Rails were the perfect size and color. Easy to install and work perfectly. They were delivered on time and Customer Service was pretty awesome as well.
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Added Dec 6, 2017
December 6, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Just what my benchtop needed.
I wanted to put a drawer in the opening under my benchtop between the cabinet sides to hold the numerous small hand tools that tend to accumulate and these slides fit the bill perfectly.
May 4, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Needed a set of short slides and these worked out great
April 9, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy To Install
Really enjoyed how these panned out. The directions were clear and the materials are solid.
September 5, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Quality
Good stuff. Heavy duty. Constructed with precision
November 22, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Installs easily; works smoothly
I purchased this pair of slides for the keyboard of a computer desk I am building. I was easy to install and works smoothly.
July 23, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy to install. Easy to adjust...
Easy to install. Easy to adjust height you need. Just built a small computer desk and found out that it needed a pull-out for taking notes.
February 19, 2010
Great product
The product itself is great. It works well;. My only problem was that the size I needed was not available so this one is a little to long ..I made it work but the shelf rolls back further than it should.. No big deal. 4 stars for availability, 5 stars for the product
December 4, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good item
Worked as I hoped it would.
October 29, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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To make a keyboard platform for a larger ergonomic keyboard
Frances L on Apr 21, 2018
O' sullivan out of business.Cant find the product I need. This was close as I can get to replace keyboard slide. HOPING it will work. Great payment options,customer service helpful. Pleased.
Robert J Chiappano S on Nov 13, 2017
To make a keyboard platform for a larger ergonomic keyboard
Frances L on Apr 21, 2018
It was the only slide you now offer that attaches to the bottom of a surface. There used to be another type, but that one is no longer in your catalog.
Kenneth R on Nov 14, 2017
O' sullivan out of business.Cant find the product I need. This was close as I can get to replace keyboard slide. HOPING it will work. Great payment options,customer service helpful. Pleased.
Robert J Chiappano S on Nov 13, 2017
CONVERT DESK DRAWER TO KEYBOARD SLIDE
John W on Sep 29, 2017
Only product close to my specs.
Marc M on Aug 13, 2017
turning an old armoire into a home office. the slides allow me to add a keyboard try at the proper height. also, allows me to push the tray in and close the doors of the armoire at the end of the day to hide all the office clutter.
Mary Ann E on Aug 7, 2017
To put a drawer under a live edge slab desk
josephine M on Apr 24, 2017
I want to suspend a shallow drawer under the workbench top for small tools and supplies and this seems to be a simple solution.
Donald M on Apr 12, 2017
Woodsmith Plans call for it
Lawrence C on Feb 28, 2017
Allows for a greater range in the draw.
William G on Nov 24, 2016
I am changing a TV armoire to a computer desk and need to add a pull out shelf for my keyboard/mouse/drawing pad. This looks like it will do the trick!
Melissa M on Oct 7, 2016
Building computer desk
Alan W on Apr 8, 2016
I am building a computer desk and needed sliders that would allow me to customize the width of the keyboard tray.
Blake C on Mar 16, 2016
needed for a table I am making
Keith W J on Nov 12, 2015
I need to build a strong keyboard drawer. These look like a quality product
Angela V on Nov 6, 2015
To mount drawer under plank desk
Lee S on Sep 4, 2015
Adding a keyboard tray to a desk without one.
Heather H on Aug 9, 2015
Finished a keyboard shelf and these worked perfectly.
Jim B on Jun 28, 2015
Necessary for project
Robert L on Jun 9, 2015
always a good business to deal with.
Ralph R on Jun 7, 2015
to make a slide-out platform for my computer keyboard & mouse for a home-made stand-up desk [actually, a bookcase 48" high].
john p on Jun 5, 2015
to build a shallow keyboard shelf
Austin C on May 31, 2015
I purchased a standing desk and wasn't able to use my old keyboard tray. This one looks to be compatible with the new dimensions. I will make the tray to match the finish of my desk.
Trish B on May 26, 2015
to put a keyboard under my desk
clyde e on May 16, 2015
Saw the product listed in a blog post about home offices.
Brian T Z on May 1, 2015
It was the only slide you now offer that attaches to the bottom of a surface. There used to be another type, but that one is no longer in your catalog.
Kenneth R on Nov 14, 2017
CONVERT DESK DRAWER TO KEYBOARD SLIDE
John W on Sep 29, 2017
Why is the maximum width 24 inches? I was hoping to make a 36" wide underdesk tray.
Matt S on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I made my tray 36 inches and have no problem after more than a year daily use- but I can see how the slides could rack if the tray is not pushed in evenly.
I have a shelf that is only 9.5" deep (9" if you don't count the 1/4" trim at the back and 1/4" lip. Is it possible to cut down the 12" sliders to 9" for a very shallow keyboard? And how shallow does the keyboard tray have to be to slide under the shelf flush because the sliders can't overlap 100%? The keyboard will not be used often, perhaps once a year for troubleshooting. TIA.
N T on Sep 8, 2015
I have a 36 inch wide keyboard/mouse tray. Why is it limited to 24 inches? As long as you stay under 75 lbs why wouldn't it work for wider sizes?
John D on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I used these slides to mount a 26" wide drawer under a workbench. I wondered the same thing about the supposed limitation and figured it wasn't a hard and fast rule.
What is the distance between the mounting brackets? I have a glass desk that has a metal rim to which I could screw in the slides. However, the mounts on the slides need to match up perfectly with the rim. Are they adjustable?
Petrograd on Nov 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The mounting brackets are about 12" center-to-center and are permanently welded to the slides.
I ordered 2 sets of these for a custom computer desk for 2 people (side by side). I need to know the minimum thickness for the keyboard tray - as to mounting the slides to the keyboard tray? I'm using custom fit boards for my trays so I need to know the thickness. I'm guessing 3/4 to 1 inch thick should be okay? Thanks in advance :)
Gary M on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The board for my tray is slightly under 3/4 of an inch, and that's plenty strong. Looks like it could be less than that. Factors to consider are: the board is mounted by screws going into the edge of the board, length of the board (mine is 45"), and ability to handle weight if the user tends to lean onto the board while typing.
When the tray is fully extended, how many inches from the edge of the desk/table to the outer edge of the extended tray (for any given size)? In other words, how many inches are "lost" that remain recessed under the desk/table?
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Joseph S on Jun 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Depends on you- I made my tray of finished lumber from the nearby big box sized 11.25 by 36 inches with no recessed space. It all depends on how much room you have to install the slides under the top of your desk.
could this work to mount a drawer underneath a table top, essentially making a hanging drawer slide?
r p on Feb 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used these slides for a drawer under a maple workbench top and they work great.
Has anyone tried using these for a 36" long drawer? looking to house both the keyboard and my mouse next to it on a 36" wide mouse pad.
Evan S on Nov 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used them in a desk for a keyboard/mouse tray. It works, not the smoothest of guides but the work fine.
Can you use any thickness of board for the tray? I was thinking of using 3/4" plywood.
Cassi P on Jan 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A 3/4 thick board is perfect for your keyboard. Any less is not recommended
Looking to create a pull out support next to sewing machine for quilting. Are these slides greasy at all?
Kristin B on May 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Nope! Not in my experience. I use it for a keyboard shelf on a desk and it runs quite smoothly without being greasy.
On the specs for these, the measurement A is for center to center. Does anyone know the max possible since they are slots and not holes? I need them to be 9.875 inches and was hoping to use the 18" model.
Mike J on Jun 19, 2017
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