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01-14-2012 07:20 AM

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hi i’m new so this may seem like a stupid question. i’m building a router table and going to put a set of draws on the underside of table maybe 3 r 4 depending on the size i come up with. least one small one for my bits i looked at charles neils web site he showed a set of guide i am thinking of going with but was wandering if any one may know of some more info on draw guides i want to stay away from the metal ones if i can i don’t have any and thought i may try wood ones thank for any help eddie

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 06:40 PM

Hi Eddie. I looked at the Charles Neil video on the drawer guides that run inside the drawers, and that looks like a really good idea. A lot would depend upon the materials in use and the intended use of the drawers.

When I built drawers for my shop, I did simple wooden bottom and side guides along the outside edges of the drawer, using hardwood for the guides and adding hardwood “wear strips” to the bottom of the plywood drawer boxes.

For lower usage projects, I have just let the plywood run directly on the wooden guides, but I make sure it is all smooth and apply heavy doses of furniture wax. So far everything has been running smoothly with no signs of wear.

My current project is something that will get a lot heavier usage, so I am using commercial metal drawer slides. This is for inside the house though. I am not sure how they would hold up to the heavy sawdust environment in my shop.

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 08:16 PM

Personally I use Kv drawar guides, I have never liked the loud wood on wood scraping noises of traditional wooden drawer guides.

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