While there are many drawer design options on the market today, most are created for price structure in order to keep the selling price of the unit low. This often includes designs with plywood sides and framing, with metal on wood glide systems. However this design begins to fail over time, as the metal tracking often cuts into the glide and weakens the system. In keeping this in mind, the best solution for this issue is to prevent it altogether by investing in quality drawer solutions that will fit your every day needs and last in your home for many years.
Traditional Quality Runners
The traditional quality runner style is the solid wood drawer box construction with English dovetail joints or French dovetail joints or even box construction. With the wood on wood glide style, it tends to expand with humidity, making the wooden drawer stick at times. This issue can be easily resolved with paraffin wax, a candle, or even a bar of soap, by rubbing it on the glide as a natural lubricant.
Popular Systems for Better Storage
The new ball bearing full extension glides give you complete access to the entire drawer, no matter what type of drawer box is used. This particular system seems to be one of the more popular ones, alongside the the self-close or soft-close glides, which are mounted to the underside of the drawer so that they are discreet. To use, you simply push the drawer toward the case so the glide pulls the drawer into a closed position. The only potential problem surrounding these systems is the risk that it may pose to households with children, as a child forcibly pushing or pulling on the drawers could force them out of track.
Finding the Right Drawer Solutions
On your search for case goods, it is best to always look at the drawer and runner construction as well as the case construction, as drawers are constantly used and often overstuffed from a lack of storage space. In shopping for or designing your next storage solution, you will want a piece of furniture that is functional, stylish, and something that will last in your home for many years. When it comes to choosing furniture in your home, it is best to invest in the highest quality items to avoid replacing things too often.
Design Your New Drawers with Oak Tree Furniture!
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