Hey guys! I promised I would be back with a drawer slide tutorial and here it is!
I shared my daughters new storage bed last week and the drawer slides seemed to be a tutorial in themselves. When I first started building, drawers were my worst nightmare. No matter how hard I tried to make them perfect, they would always have some wonk to them. After a few years of trial and error, I’ve found my groove and it’s a surefire fit for me every time!
The drawer faces for this bed are flush with the frame so I set a scrap piece of 3/4 plywood (what the drawer face is made of) and marked where it will sit inside the frame.
My drawer slide will sit against this line.
I used my Ryobi Tek4 right angle drill to install the screws. This isn’t a must, any drill will do but this is my favorite tool to use for drawer slides!
I install a screw at the beginning, middle and end of the drawer slide. I did this on the other side of the frame too.
Next, I slid on the slides that attach to the drawer
and with all of the slides in, I measured from slide to slide. The length of these drawers are about 23″ but you need to measure and cut as you go!
I cut the drawer bottom to fit the measurement and slid it in to make sure it fit!
I then built the drawer accordingly and attached the slides onto the drawer box. I finished it off by nailing the face frame on from the inside of the drawer
and added a few nails on the front. (the casing covered these up so no filler!)
That was it!!! If you have been intimidated by drawers or you have a love/hate relationship with them, I hope this tutorial helps!!!