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#1 posted 08-10-2016 06:18 PM

Applied drawer fronts are always easier, but it all depends on the type of drawer slide you choose.

With wooden slides, I build drawers with integral fronts. HB dovetails at the front, and through DT at the rear. That is the traditional approach, but you lose the smooth action of metal slides and full extension.

With side mount ball bearing slides or soft close undermount slides, an applied drawer front works best. Because the front is attached after the box is constructed, you can use HB or through dovetails with equal success.

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