Guys and gals, I need your advise.
I’m cooking my underbench chest of drawers to store some tools. And I’m dreaming about full extension drawers.
Here’s what I’m up to so far: half-wooden shop-made full extension slides.
Two aluminum extrusion profiles and wooden runner:
The extrusions are cut in flash into carcase wall and drawer:
I think whole idea is more or less clear, anyway see some pictures of drawer in action.
The screws protrude through wooden runner and work as stoppers: the runner travels halfway through carcase wall and halfway through drawer side.
The chest (about 20” wide and 15” deep) will be made out of pine. If it would be some hardwood I think I’d go for sliding dovetails instead of aluminum profiles.
The runners will be some hardwood (oak or beech – which one is better BTW?), cross-section about 3/4”x3/4”. Also I’m thinking about putting some teflon tape onto runners to decrease friction.
Do you see any flaws in this design?
Do I need to seal the pores of wooden runners to prevent them from season expansion/contraction?
What is better: to glue aluminum extrusions in or to secure them with the screws (again thinking about wood movement)?
All your critiques, opinions, suggestions are very much appreciated.
-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)