Builders tend to rely on their cabinetmaker
to choose drawer slides for their
custom cabinets. The limitation to this
approach is that most cabinetmakers
find a couple of brands of slides and
stick with them. If the client doesn't
like the cabinetmaker's choice, there
can be problems after installation.
The most common standard slide is
the epoxy-coated roller slide, which
comes in partial- and full-extension
versions. These are fastened to the side
of the drawer and look quite obtrusive
to some people.
But if you research the hardware
that's available, you can make sure your
clients are offered something more than
the standard choices. Here are a few
unusual slides worth knowing about.
A few years back, some