Full Extension Drawer Slides

Humble Abode —  November 11, 2010 — Leave a comment

There are many types of drawer slides used on furniture. One of the terms you encounter when people discuss the slides installed on drawers is “full extension”. This term refers to the length which a drawer can be opened with the slides installed. As the term implies, full extension means the slides mounted on the drawers will allow the drawer to be opened so that the entire contents or volume of the drawer box extends completely out from the case in which it is installed. This allows for more convenient access to the drawer contents. Without full extension slides, a drawer will not pull out so the entire drawer is exposed. This can be a bit troublesome as a person may have to bend down to see inside to the back of the drawer box or fumble around to feel for the object desired. Full extension slides require additional engineering and material so consequently, expect to pay a bit more if purchasing the slides themselves for a home improvement or furniture construction project. The convenience may be worth the extra cost. Full extension drawer slides are available as bottom mounted or center mounted, where the slide is mounted to the cabinet with one member of the slide attached to the bottom of the drawer. Full extension slides are also available side mounted, the slides being mounted on each side of the drawer to the cabinet.

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I am the Merchandise Manager for Humble Abode. I am located in Santa Rosa, California. Santa Rosa is approximately 60 miles north of San Francisco in beautiful Sonoma County, part of California's wine country. Humble Abode is an online retailer of furniture and furnishings offering a wide selection of furniture for sale to suit every taste and budget.

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