metal drawer glides or just wood on wood….
I’m planning on building some a dresser for my bedroom. The case will be solid wood, but I will probably buy some plywood boxes to use as drawers. Then I will make a solid woof front to apply to the plywood box.
In the past when making cabinets I’ve always used metal drawer glides, typically side mount.
Thinking of most dressers I’ve experienced in my lifetime – the better ones are just wood on wood. Sometimes the drawers bind and don’t slide so nicely (on the lower quality dressers).
Is there a typical rule of thumb for when to use metal drawer glides vs. just having wood on wood? Also – when using drawer glides, I typically make the drawer 1″ narrower than opening. What should the size be – if I don’t use metal glides? Do you just take an 1/8″ off, so you have a 1/16″ gap on either side?
If this is relevant – my designs typically do not have a face frame.
thanks for any tips here…