Smoother sliding drawers

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Forum topic by Nollie posted 03-09-2014 12:55 AM 1029 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2014 12:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: mahogany poplar finishing greene and greene question

I made a Eight legged table and would like to have the drawers to slide smoother. Is there any advise out there that would make the drawers slide more easy. The drawer fronts are Mahogany and the sides and back is Poplar. The drawer slides is Poplar. Would any type of wax do the job

-- Leon .

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#1 posted 03-09-2014 01:51 AM

Wax will make a HUGE difference. I use MinWax on my drawer slides and they glide effortlessly.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 03-09-2014 02:19 AM

I agree with Andy about using wax. However, if you want another option, look at UHMW tape. It is also great for making jigs that you want to slide easily.

-- Art

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#3 posted 03-09-2014 05:36 PM

Thanks you all. I will go for the wax deal because i won’t have space for the tape deal.

-- Leon .

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