How to Install 5 Types of Drawer Slides

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Listed below is a guide on how to install drawer slides in various styles. Knowing how to install drawer slides depends on what type of slides you choose for your home DIY project.

Update your drawers and protect your belongings with ball bearing drawer slides, soft close ball bearing slides, as well as bottom, side and center mount drawer slides from Liberty Hardware.

5 types of drawer slides at Liberty Hardware

At Liberty Hardware, we have an extensive selection of ball bearing drawer slides and more! Choose from a wide variety of drawer slides that include installation hardware and additional instructions.

Find the right slide for your home:


Ball Bearing Drawer Slides

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Our Liberty brand ball bearing drawer slides come in a variety of sizes and configurations to match your storage weight and drawer length needs. These ball bearing drawer slides are great for frameless or face framed cabinets and have a 100 lb. load rating. Available in 14”, 16”, 18”, 20” and 22” lengths.

Consult our ball bearing mount drawer slide installation instructions.


Soft Close Ball Bearing Drawer Slides

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Soft close ball bearing drawer slides prevent your drawers from slamming shut. These soft close drawer slides are a great noise-reducing solution for remodeling, new construction and DIY drawer replacement projects. These slides can withstand loads up to 50 lbs., and come in 14”, 16”, 18”, 20”, 22” and 24” lengths to fit most drawer sizes.

Consult our soft close ball bearing drawer slide installation instructions.


Bottom Mount Drawer Slides

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European bottom mount drawer slides are easy to install and are ideal for storing your personal items with loads up to a 50 lb. capacity per pair. These are available in 12”, 14”, 16”, 18”, 20”, 22”, and 24” lengths.

Consult our bottom mount drawer slide installation instructions.


Side Mount Drawer Slides

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Use Side mount drawer slides in your next home drawer installation project. Available in 18”, 20” and 22” lengths, these drawer slides can handle up to 50 lbs. per pair.

Consult our side mount drawer slide installation instructions.


Center Mount Drawer Slides

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This 22” center mount drawer slide features a tri-roller design on a mono rail drawer slide. This drawer slide has a 35 lb. capacity.

Consult our center mount drawer slide installation instructions.


Shop drawer slides at Liberty Hardware

When your DIY cabinet and drawer renovation project calls for quality and affordability, there’s no better selection of drawer slides than those available at Liberty Hardware Since 1942, we have been creating and distributing functional, easy-to-install hardware. From drawer slides, cabinets and furniture to bathroom, kitchen and dining room solutions — let us help inspire your next home project!