Side-hung Drawers Ride Better on UHMW Plastic
I’ve made several cabinets with side-hung drawers like the ones Michael Cullen demonstrated in Master Class, FWW #247. rather than using wood for the slides, however, I use ultrahigh molecular weight (UHMW) plastic. Yes, this stuff is a little pricey by comparison, but the action is silky-smooth and eliminates the need to lubricate the slides with wax. The plastic slides work exceptionally well with heavy drawers, such as you would have in a tool cabinet.
Derrick Hasterok, Windsor Gardens, SA, None