Understanding your customers is key to choosing the right material for a product. To make the best cabinet design, cabinet manufacturers consider how their customers will use the cabinets. Here are some considerations when making a decision on a drawer system:

  • Is the customer using the product at home or at work?
  • Is the product prominently visible?
  • What can be stored in the drawers? How heavy is it?
  • Do the drawers have to be used in a quiet area?
  • Which other furniture pieces could these drawers be matched with?

Functionality increases with the number of drawers within a given space. Although tall drawers with deep compartments can be useful for bulkier items, smaller drawers allow users to store smaller items in an organized manner. Quality is the most important factor in product functionality, regardless of its configuration. Drawers should be able to open and close smoothly and without any effort from the user.

Choosing the best materials

Metal and wood are the most common materials for Slim box drawer system. There are many options for finishes and features available within each group. We have found that cabinet manufacturers choose the material category first, then narrow down the details. Both wood and metal have pros and cons. The choice between them often boils down to design aesthetics and use factors.

Today’s blog post will take a closer look into the two material categories in order to help you choose between metal and wood.

Wood drawers

Wood drawers are the most traditional choice and are preferred by many cabinet makers. Wood drawers have a timeless and elegant visual appeal thanks to dovetailing corners, tongue-and-groove details, and tongue-and grove details. We recommend against drawers made of particle board as they are not effective in reducing costs.

Select a wooden drawer system with the following features:

  • Solid wood boxes
  • Details such as tongue-in-groove or dovetail
  • Tracks that are durable and adhere to established quality standards
  • Technology for soft-close, push to-open and cushion-close
  • Reliable drawer slides with steel ball bearings
  • Silent operation

Aosite has a variety of wooden drawers that can be used for a variety of projects. We offer a variety of wood options, including poplar and birch, as well as UV-coated drawer materials. A wide range of drawer slides are also available.

Metal drawers

Metal Drawer System can be a great way to increase production. Metal drawers can be adjusted on-site and accommodate various organizational elements. Metal drawers can be used in a contemporary European design scheme. They also have a pleasing visual appearance.

These are the features you should look for when shopping for a metal drawer:

  • Tracks that are durable and adhere to established quality standards
  • Double-wall technology with concealed running system
  • Technology for soft close, push-to open or cushion-close
  • Reliable drawer slides with steel ball bearings
  • Smooth, quiet operation

Aosite’s CGS metal drawers are designed to be simple and durable, but still cost-effective. CGS products have been developed over 40 years and are known for their durability, ease of use, visual appeal, and respect for industry standards.

Aosite – Quality drawers that you can trust

Aosite can help you find the right option for your project, whether it’s a wood, metal, or particle board option. Our custom sourcing service allows us to import or manufacture the drawer you need, even if our vast catalog is not currently available.


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