Two-way Drawer Slides

Q:

I’m building a cabinet for under my workbench, and would like the drawers to be accessible from both sides. Do they make a drawer slide that can go both directions?
—Dennis Almond, Reidsville, N.C.

A:

They do indeed, Dennis. You can find several brands in multiple lengths by searching for two-way drawer slides on Amazon.com.

We used a simpler, hardware-free solution for the drawers of a workbench in the WOOD® magazine workshop. The full-length drawers, shown above, slide out from either side, riding on two wooden strips at the bottom of each drawer opening. We used ¾"-thick drawer sides and fronts to support their weight.

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