How Amish Furniture Drawer Glides Work

Comparing The Different Types of Drawer Slides Used In Amish Furniture

Amish furniture is constructed using only the highest quality drawer slides possible. While most people will never even see them, the drawer slides are essentially what allows you to open and close the drawers with little effort. Whether it’s a dresser, nightstand or chest of drawers, all of these items contain hidden slides. If you are wondering how they work, keep reading and we’ll compare some of the most commonly-used drawer slides in Amish furniture.

drawerFull extension side mounted drawer glides are mounted on the sides of the drawers and allows the drawers to fully extend so the entire drawer area is visible from front to back. The mounts can be seen along the bottom edges of the drawers when opened.

Full extension under mounted drawer gliders are mounted under the drawers for a cleaner look.  You can only see the slide mounts if you bend down look under the drawer – they cannot be seen from the site.  Aside from this cosmetic improvement, the functionality of this drawer is the same as the side mounted glides.

UnderMount_SOFTCLOSE_Ful-lExtension_640x480The soft close feature can be added to either of the two aforementioned glide types, and is a mechanism that will gently and quietly finish closing the doors once they are pushed nearly closed .   What better way to maintain a peaceful mood in your bedroom than with soft close drawer glides. 

In this video Darlene demonstrates the full extension side mounted glides on the Palisades 8 Drawer 2 Door Dresser in rustic hickory.  The Full Extension Soft Close Glides add utility to our quality dove tail dresser drawers.

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