Optional Drawer Construction

Beyond our our standard and slim wall metal drawer boxes with integrated guides, Lanz offers additional drawers in particle board and plywood construction with full-extension and soft-close guide combinations to meet special requirements. 

Drawer Construction options

Half captive

The drawer sides are routed to receive the drawer bottom, the captive on two of the four sides. Available in particle board and plywood drawer box construction. For side-mounted, full-extension guides only.

Full captive
The drawer sides, front and back are routed to receive the drawer bottom, thus captive on all four sides. Available in particle board and plywood drawer box construction. Required for undermounted, full-extension soft close drawer guides

Dovetail
Available in ½” thick natural plywood only, dovetailed drawers are full captive and can receive side or under mounted drawer guides.

half captive drawer front underside
full captive butt joint drawer front underside
dovetail drawer front detail

Drawer material options

Particleboard

  • ⅝” thick white TFL-faced particleboard. (Not available in dovetail construction)

Plywood

  • ½” thick natural birch with a ¼” thick natural plywood drawer bottom
  • ⅝” white vinyl wrapped sides with a ¼” thick drawer bottom (not available in dovetail construction).
value metal drawer with ⅝" thick particle board bottom
dovetail drawer in ½" thick natural birch
half captive butt joint drawer in ⅝" thick white vinyl wrapped plywood

DRAWER GUIDES

FULL EXTENSION drawer guides

PARTICLE BOARD DRAWER BOX

HALF CAPTIVE JOINT

  • ⅝” thick drawer sides
  • ¼” thick MDF drawer bottom
  • white-faced TFL particle board and MDF

PLYWOOD DRAWER BOX

HALF CAPTIVE JOINT

  • ½” thick drawer sides, natural birch
    or
  • ⅝” thick drawer sides, white vinyl wrapped
  • ¼” thick drawer bottom

FULL CAPTIVE DOVETAIL MATERIAL

  • ½” thick drawer sides, natural birch only
  • ¼” thick drawer bottom, natural birch only

GUIDE FEATURES

  • standard self-close
  • full extension
  • 100 lb. class rated static load guide
  • bright zinc, cold-rolled steel
  • lever disconnect
    18″ max drawer width
  • KCMA, BHMA, BIFMA, ANSI
half captive butt joint drawer in ⅝" thick white vinyl wrapped plywood

undermount drawer guides

PARTICLE BOARD DRAWER BOX

FULL CAPTIVE BUTT JOINT

  • ⅝” thick drawer sides
  • ¼” thick MDF drawer bottom
  • white-faced TFL particle board and MDF

PLYWOOD DRAWER BOX

FULL CAPTIVE BUTT JOINT

  • ½” thick drawer sides, natural birch
    or
  • ⅝” thick drawer sides, white vinyl wrapped
  • ¼” thick drawer bottom

FULL CAPTIVE DOVETAIL MATERIAL

  • ½” thick drawer sides, natural birch only
  • ¼” thick drawer bottom, natural birch only
full captive butt joint drawer in ⅝" thick white vinyl wrapped plywood

GUIDE FEATURES

  • soft-close (activated at 2 inches)
  • full extension
  • 75 lb. class rated static load guide
  • bright zinc, cold-rolled steel
  • concealed ball bearing
  • lever disconnect
  • KCMA, BHMA, BIFMA
front clip has three screws for a stronger drawer
full captive white vinyl wrapped plywood drawer back top
dovetail drawer front underside
dovetail drawer front

OPTIONAL DRAWER BOX AND GUIDE MATRIX

BY DRAWER CONSTRUCTION GUIDES ⅝" PB SIDES ⅝" PLY SIDES white vinyl wrap ½" PLY SIDES natural birch
SEPARATE ¼" MDF BOTTOM ¼" PLY BOTTOM white vinyl ¼" PLY BOTTOM
HALF CAPTIVE BUTT SIDE MOUNT, BALL BEARING, STANDARD CLOSE, FULL EXTENSION X X X
FULL CAPTIVE DOVETAIL X
FULL CAPTIVE BUTT UNDERMOUNT, SOFT CLOSE, FULL EXTENSION, X X X
FULL CAPTIVE DOVETAIL X

MDF White TFL-faced Medium Density Fiberboard
PLY Birch Plywood (natural) white wrapped in Butt Joint construction only, no Dovetail
PB White TFL-faced Particleboard.

BY GUIDE TYPE DRAWER CONSTRUCTION ⅝" PB SIDES ⅝" PLY SIDES white vinyl wrap ½" PLY SIDES natural birch
SEPARATE ¼" MDF BOTTOM ¼" PLY BOTTOM white vinyl ¼" PLY BOTTOM
SIDE MOUNT, BALL BEARING, STANDARD CLOSE, FULL EXTENSION HALF CAPTIVE BUTT X X X
FULL CAPTIVE DOVETAIL X
UNDERMOUNT, SOFT CLOSE, FULL EXTENSION, FULL CAPTIVE BUTT X X X
FULL CAPTIVE DOVETAIL X

MDF White TFL-faced Medium Density Fiberboard
PLY Birch Plywood (natural) white wrapped in Butt Joint construction only, no Dovetail
PB White TFL-faced Particleboard.

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) tests drawers and drawer guides with 15 pounds per square foot of drawer load and operates the drawer repeatedly (25,000 cycles) to test for durability and load handling capabilities. The drawers and guides we offer at Lanz Cabinets are designed to meet or exceed these specifications. Please see your chosen guide for actual details and limitations.