Basic drawer slides only let 75% of a drawer slide out so you never can see what is in the back of the drawer easily. Full extension drawer slides are an upgrade that allows the entire contents of the drawer to be exposed when you pull the drawer out. These slides are strong and sturdy, so the opening and closing of drawers is smoother and much quieter. Even better, it’s easy to swap out your old slides for new ones!
Measuring for Sizes
To find the right size needed, measure the depth using the sides of the drawers (just the box, not the fronts). Mine were 22 1/2 – so the size I needed was 22″ (round down to be sure the slides will fit!). Then measure the width of the drawer and the inside of the cabinet to be sure that you have enough space to install the slides. You need at least 1/8″ of extra space to install side drawer slides.
Remove the existing slides from the first drawer. Disassemble one of the full-extension slides:
Rustic and/or reclaimed wood projects are so popular these days – and if you can use up something rather than see it go to a landfill site, why not?!
For this easy sign project, I used up some odd ends of pressure treated plywood that I had left over from some work I was doing on my house. You could use pallet wood, weathered boards or new boards to get a similar effect.
Here’s how to get this look.
Burlap Bunny and Carrots Wreath
Love burlap? We’re going to start out this list with several wreathes that make the most of this rough fabric. This bunny with three carrots is a great start that doubles up well for spring.