Mark Edmundson has constructed all sorts of drawer systems, from traditional drawer pockets with rails, kickers, and runners, to elaborate center-hung systems. But to him, nothing beats the simplicity and adjustability of side-hung guides -- wooden guides mounted to case sides or table aprons that mate with grooves in the drawer sides. The guides not only support the drawer as it is opened and closed, but they also prevent tipping and serve as drawer stops. Side-hung drawers are found on everything from utility cabinets to elegant chests of drawers and tables. And they're easy to install, as Edmundson demonstrates.

From Fine Woodworking #184