Build smooth-sliding drawers that survive the seasons
Side-hung drawers are grooved on the sides and slide on wooden runners. Since their seasonal movement is almost entirely in height, they are made to fit snugly from side to side, with space for expansion above and below. This type of drawer is easy to fit and smooth in operation. It can be pulled almost all the way out without pitching forward, and when pushed in, the runner acts as a stop. Learn the secrets to making side-hung drawers that you can push in and pull out with one finger.
Photo: Jonathan Binzen