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post #1 of 5 Old 12-09-2017, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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NON Modern drawes and guides

I want to build a cabinet for my router table. I want it to have 2 drawers for my router tools, bits and accessories. I do not want to use modern drawer slides and I want the design to be simple. I have googled every term I can thing of and all I get is links to all the modern stuff. I would appreciate ant info or guidance that can be provided.

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post #2 of 5 Old 12-09-2017, 08:30 PM
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Use center mounted wooden (or plastic) guides that ride on wooden rails, with kickers above to keep the drawer from tipping out. I had dozens of drawers in my house that were made this way. They all slide smoothly and easily after 60+ years of use.

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-09-2017, 08:38 PM
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There are many different ways to make drawers the old way without mechanical slides. Google wooden drawer slides and go to images and see which one you like the best.
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-09-2017, 08:42 PM
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I have made several cabinets with formica runners under the drawer sides, very smooth and weight in the drawers is no object.
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It is not necessary to have anything other than a drawer and an opening in which to insert that drawer. I am sitting beside a desk make that way on Okinawa 56 years ago. The drawers pull in and out just fine. No runners, no glides, no anything. The bottom of the drawer sides just rests on a piece of solid wood that extends to the back of the desk. The drawer is an exact fit in the opening so there is no movement side to side.

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