Bedroom Drawer Wood Center Rail/Guide Replacements

A contractor from greater Cleveland, Ohio area says:
I have a customer with bedroom sets manufactured by Henry Link and Young-Hinkle. The furniture is approximately 30 years old. The wood center rail that the drawer is guided by has deteriorated on three drawers. The wood appears to be poplar. I measured a sample and it is 16" long, 1-1/16" wide, and 11/16" thick. The center of the back hole for securing the rail to the framing is 3/8" from the back end of the piece. The center of the front hole for securing the rail to the framing is 9/16" from the front end of the piece. There is a channel on each side of the wood rail. It begins 1/8" from the bottom of the rail, the channel is 5/32" to 3/16" wide and and 1/4" deep. The top of the wood rail has two machined side guides (part of the one-piece wood rail) that are rounded on top, are 5/32" wide, and stick up 1/8", running the entire length of the piece. At the front of this rail, stapled between these guides, is a tan, plastic bumper that is 3/4" long and 3/8" wide. It is 3/8" back from the center line of the front hole. It sticks up just slightly higher than the side guides. Are replacements for these available?
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Dave Sr. from SWISCO responded:
We offer a metal drawer track, the Swisco 32-053 Drawer Track Kit. We do not carry any wooden drawer tracks. In order for us to help you find replacement guides, please submit photos of the current hardware.
A contractor from Cleveland, Ohio says:
Here are dimensions for the metal guide...

Length - 14-15/16"
Width - 1-1/4"
Height - 1/2"

The end tab that attaches to the drawer is 7/8" high. The dimensions of the rectangular piece with the 3 holes in it are 1" x 9/16".

If there is anything else that you might need from me please let me know.
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Mike from SWISCO responded:
The Swisco 32-053 Drawer Track Kit can be cut down to a shorter length.
A quick learner says:
It's great to have an answer. Thank you.

Is the drawer kit all that's needed to replace the old parts?
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Mike from SWISCO responded:
Yes, the kit should be all you need to repair your drawer.
A professional from PA says:
I specialize in remanufacturing vintage wooden parts, if you are still interested. Contact Rick at
A quick learner from NJ says:
I have the exact piece of furniture (Young Hinkle DResser) described above. The same track described above has cracked on my unit as well. I am trying to determine if the kit you are recommending requires me to change both the slide affixed to the drawer bottom (for which there is no problem, that piece is made of metal) and the cracked wooden rail inside the dresser? My rail inside the dresser is slightly longer, a little over 17 inches.

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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting. if it is a center rail, you should be able to use SWISCO product 32-053, drawer track kit.
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