There are many reasons to use drawer slides: they cut down on the time it takes to build furniture, they can support greater loads, drawers can be opened without tipping, and they are unaffected by the seasons. Most drawer slides are hidden and won’t detract from the look of a finely crafted piece of furniture. John Marckworth shows how to install hidden slides, under-mount slides, side-mount ball-bearing slides, and roller slides, and he discusses which is best for various projects.

From Fine Woodworking #144