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This is probably silly. I can't remember what topic I saw it in, but I remember reading something on here about 'needing' to use a different species of wood on the drawer runners than the what the drawer is made of. Is this true and why?

The reason I ask is I plenty of scrap maple to make the runners with on the nightstands that I am making.
 

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If someone posted that, they were probably advising not to use the soft wood that the drawer boxes were made of. I seem to remember at least one post about that sort of thing. Maple is an excellent choice, regardless of the drawer box species. Sand it fine, and put a coat of wax on the mating surfaces, making sure to buff off the excess.
 
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