All-Wood Drawer Slides
Full-extention slides that are as pretty as the rest of your piece
Synopsis: These wood drawer slides support a drawer when it is pulled completely out of the case, and they are attractive and fit well with the look of fine furniture. Using this system, a single hardwood slide mates with dovetailed grooves in the case and drawer side. Stopped grooves and screws limit the travel. An oversize drawer front conceals the slides and acts as a drawer stop when the drawer is closed. Tapping bits and a full-size plan are the only special requirements to build these slides. See the full article PDF below for complete instructions on how to make these slides, and how to adapt them to your own designs.
Early in my career as a furniture maker, a client asked me to design and build an entry table. The client wanted an elegant piece and the practicality of drawers that would open all the way, giving full access…