9 Drawer Slide Manufacturers Every Woodworker Needs to Know

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While you may not have thought about it before, there are a surprising number of drawer slide manufacturers.

Sure, there are a few of the popular manufacturers like Blum, Accuride or maybe even Grass but the list is quite a bit longer.

A lot longer.

In fact, there are dozens of primary manufacturers and a huge variety of renamed imports.

So why bother knowing who makes what?

Well, here’s three good reasons to know who is who in drawer slide manufacturing:

  1. Specialty slides like heavy duty drawer slides are not offered by the leading brands.
  2. And cost for quality is another key reason to know brands like Vadania that offer excellent side mount ball bearing slides (but are relatively unknown).
  3. Lastly, features vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and while you may prefer Blum for soft close slides; there’s reason to use Hettich slides for heavy duty slides and Accuride for bottom mount slides.
All of these add up to you having the resources to build new and imaginative projects.

Drawer Slide Manufacturers

So, let’s jump in and start exploring the manufacturers and what types of drawer slides they produce.

If you’re interested in learning more we’ve included links to each of the sites to help you find what you’re looking for.

Blum

Blum Manufacturer
Source: blum.com

Overview

Location(s): Global

Founded: 1952

Industry Certifications: Yes

Link: Blum Overview

Blum is one of the top five drawer manufacturers and invests heavily in product design, innovation and quality. Due to their attention to detail they are often featured in high end kitchens. 

Beyond drawer slides they also produce:

  • Soft close cabinet hinges
  • Drawer organizers
  • Lift systems for overhead doors
  • Assembly devices for building drawers

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Movento – undermount slides with Tandem, SERVO-DRIVE and TIP-ON push to open technology
  • Tandem undermount drawer slides.
  • Standard side mount roller slides
  • Epoxy bottom mount slides
So what does Blum not make? The popular side mount ball bearing slides. 

Accuride

Accuride Homepage
Source: accuride.com

Overview

Location(s): Global (California Headquarters)

Founded: 1958

Industry Certifications: Yes

Link: Company Overview

Accuride is focused on drawer slides and is the premier side mount drawer slide manufacturer.

Beyond drawer slides they also produce:

  • Flipper doors
  • Track systems
  • Access control systems for commercial applications

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Side mount slides from 35 up to 600+ pound capacity
  • Over travel extension slides
  • Locking drawer slides
  • Flipper door slides
  • Corrosion resistant slides
Despite their dominance of side mount applications, Accuride in the consumer market does not have a market hold on undermount slides (like the Blum Tandem 563H).

Hettich

Hettich Homepage
Source: hettich.com

Overview

Location(s): Global (Germany Headquarters)

Founded: 1888

Industry Certifications: Yes

Link: Company Overview

If you’ve done any amount of woodworking you’ve probably ran into Blum or Accuride.

But Hettich is a newcomer to most.

However, they have a range of drawer slides that is a must-see for unique furniture solutions.

Because their company was built around “Technology for Furniture”.

Beyond drawer slides they also produce:

  • Drawer systems
  • Hinges
  • Folding and sliding door systems

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Quadro undermount drawer slides
  • Side mount drawer slides
  • Heavy duty side mount slides
  • Bottom mount slides

Liberty Hardware

Liberty Hardware Homepage
Source: www.libertyhardware.com

Overview

Location(s): Global (Part of MASCO)

Founded: Unknown

Industry Certifications: Unknown

Link: Company Overview

Liberty is one of the more popular direct to consumer brands because that is their target market.

Odds are good, in fact, you’ve seen them on the shelves of a Home Depot or Lowes.

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Undermount drawer slides
  • Soft close drawer slides
  • Side mount slides
  • Center mount 
  • Bottom mount slides

Vadania

Vadania Homepage
Source: www.vadania.com

Overview

Location(s): Global

Founded: Unknown

Industry Certifications: Unknown

Link: Company Overview

Vadania is a growing brand with a global presence. 

And this is a brand I stumbled on when trying out soft close drawer slides and was impressed.

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Soft close drawer slides
  • Heavy duty slides

Fulterer

Fulterer Homepage
Source: fultererusa.com

Overview

Location(s): Global

Founded: Unknown

Industry Certifications: Unknown

Link: Company Overview

Fulterer has some of the most unique drawer slides you have likely not seen.

For example, their progressive action slides are a next generation of the standard ball bearing side mount slide. Or, their ultra-heavy duty slides can hold up to 1100 pounds.

What else do they make? 

  • Office and media storage products
  • Swivels
  • Brackets and spacers

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Soft close drawer slides
  • Heavy duty slides
  • Ultra-heavy duty drawer slides
  • Progressive action slides
  • Stainless steel drawer slides
  • Locking / Anti-tilt slides
  • Bottom mount slides

Knape & Vogt

Knape and Vogt Homepage
Source: knapeandvogt.com

Overview

Location(s): Global (Headquarters Michigan USA)

Founded: 1898

Industry Certifications: Unknown

Link: Company Overview

Knape & Vogt is a US-based manufacturer in the “business of motion”. And their product line and strategy shows it as they cover everything from drawer slides to barn door hardware.  

What else do they make? 

  • Ergonomic solutions
  • Shelving
  • Specialty hardware
  • Closet hardware
  • Garage organization

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Soft close drawer slides
  • Ball bearing side mount
  • Undermount drawer runners
  • Bottom mount roller slides

Grass

Grass Push To Open Drawer Slide Tipmatic
Source: www.grassusa.com

Overview

Location(s): Global (Headquarters North Carolina USA)

Founded: 1980’s

Industry Certifications: ISO 9001

Link: Company Overview

Grass is a top brand that markets mostly direct to the cabinet and furniture suppliers. So, while you may not have heard of them, it’s likely you’ve used their products in residential or even commercial settings.

What else do they make? 

  • Drawer systems
  • Overhead lift systems

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Soft close drawer slides
  • Ball bearing side mount
  • Undermount drawer runners
  • Bottom mount roller slides

Sugatsune

Sugatsune Drawer Manufacturer
Source: sugatsune.com

Overview

Location(s): Global (Headquarters Tokyo)

Founded: 1930

Industry Certifications: Unknown

Link: Company Overview

With a corporate theme of “Invent and Inspire” the Sugatsune product line is focused on creative hardware solutions. 

What else do they make? 

  • Brackets and shelving
  • Catches and hasps
  • Hinges
  • Hooks
  • Door systems and hardware
  • Casters and leveling guides
  • Torque dampers
  • …and more

Types of Drawer SLides

  • Soft close drawer slides
  • Ball bearing side mount
  • Undermount drawer runners
  • Bottom mount roller slides
  • Two-way travel drawer slides
  • Linear guides
  • Stainless steel drawer slides

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