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526 days ago

I’m planning to make a tool cabinet with several drawers. I have plans that call for beech drawer slides. I don’t have easy access to birch. What other woods can be used for drawer slides? Would red oak from a home center do the job, or should I look for something else?

(Note: My original post said birch, not beech; apologies to renners, below)

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#1 posted 526 days ago

Beech or maple, both hard and close grained. Waxilit if you have it is great as a lubricant.

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