Bedroom Drawer Guide
A contractor from Strongsville, Ohio says:
September 30, 2011
I have a customer with a broken drawer guide on a bedroom dresser drawer. It operates with a metal guide and a ball bearing carrier. I'm guessing the furniture is 35 - 40 years old. I have included photos of the 2 pieces I removed. The first piece is attached to the bottom of the drawer. It measures 15-3/4" long, is 5/8" wide, and 15/32" high. The curved bracket on the end is 1-1/2" from curve to curve, 9/16" wide, and 9/16" high. The small tab that attaches to the back of the drawer is 23/32" high and 5/16" wide. The guide is curved to fit the ball bearings. The bearings are slightly larger than 5/16" diameter. The small carrier is 3-1/4" long, 3/4" wide, and 1/2" high. The centerline to centerline spacing for the holes holding the bearings is 2-1/2". I found no markings on these pieces. Do you have a replacement for this?
Dave from SWISCO responded:
October 7, 2011
Sorry, but this track does not look familiar to me.
It does look like it's very well made, however. I'm just not sure if there's a replacement available. Drawer guides today are usually made of stamped steel and nylon runners.
Take a look at the 32-053 drawer track kit, you may be able to replace your existing track with this complete replacement track kit.