Full-Extension Wooden Slides
Shopmade hardware designed to fit any drawer, large or small
Synopsis: Christian Becksvoort appreciates the resourcefulness of shopmade hardware, and he explains here how to make and install full-extension wood drawer slides. He details the required components, how to build them, and how to install them. Detailed drawings and step-by-step instruction provide everything you need to know to use these drawer slides in your next project. (From Fine Woodworking #143)
I admire the resourcefulness of shopmade hardware. If it’s entirely made of wood, all the better. I discovered full-extension wood drawer slides on an antique chest of drawers I restored. They are beautiful in their simplicity and can be made almost any size. Full-extension slides are necessary whenever access is required all the way to the back of a drawer (file drawers and card catalogs, for example). The drawer must be held in a fully open position and should be easy to remove. This system of wooden slides meets both criteria.