July 25, 2014
America's Premier Dovetail Drawer Company
Custom Options > Under-Mount Hardware
Under-Mount Hardware

We Notch and drill supply and install all brands of under-mount hardware.
Note: Under-mount hardware is mounted underneath the drawer and is not visible from the side when the drawer is open. In order to install the hardware on the drawer, the drawer must be notched through the back beneath the bottom to receive the slide and holes need to be drilled for the pin and the locking devices. Blum, Hettich, Grass & KV Under-Mount drawer slides in-stock now.

Guidelines for using under-mount hardware
  • Each manufacturer has different specifications and results can vary from one model to the next
  • Any time a new model or application of drawer slide is used, a trial installation is recommended to check the tolerances and determine the setback from the front of the cabinet
  • Different drawer thicknesses require different drawer widths and lengths and can effect mounting locations of the hardware in the cabinet.
  • When using pull-outs with a thicker front , the length of the drawer is also different
  • Some models are better suited for face frame installation than others because some have available rear mounting brackets and some can attach to the face frame, others do not.
  • Under-mount hardware uses up at least 1/2" of space below the drawer itself
  • Drawer bottom placement is always critical when using under-mount hardware
  • Special screws are often required for mounting the slides to the cabinet
  • Some models have more adjustability than others, up, down, side, in, or out.
  • Under-mount hardware extends past the back of the drawer by at least 1/2", So be sure to allow enough clearance in the cabinet behind the drawer for the hardware
  • Locking mechanisms can usually be purchased separately from the slides and can be installed by Western Dovetail.


Western Dovetail can Notch, Drill and Install locking Mechanisms on all of your drawers. Western Dovetail also stocks the full line of Blum Tandem slides including the new Blumotion slide with the fluid smooth closing feature, as well as Hettich Quadro V6 SFG, and the Mepla Dynamic 885, and the Grass Metro slide with the air cushion close feature.

Please Denote Notching, Drilling and Installation of Locking Clips as Shown Below:

N) Notching in the back of drawer, only
ND) Notching the back of the drawer and drilling for the rear hook
NDC) Notching and drilling with locking devices (clips) installed

For Blum: N, ND, or NDC
For Blum with Depth Adjustment: NDCPV
For Hettich Quadro IW20: NDCHQ
For Hettich Quadro IW21 with thick Clips: NDCHT
For Hettich Quadro IW21 with thick Clips and Spacers: NDCHS
For KV MuV:
Locking devices can be installed for KV MuV
only if slides purchased on same order.
NDCKV
For Grass DynaPro: NDCGD
For Grass DynaPro WITH 3D: NDCG3



Western Dovetail moved into the old "Jointer's Shop" at Mare Island in August of 2003. The 100 year old building on the former Navy base has a long history of woodworking. Some of the original equipment is still in use, including the central dust collection. This historic facility allows the company to stock more materials, reduce lead-time and offer more options while maintaining all operations in-house. Western Dovetail is now even more prepared to meet the growing demand for dovetail drawers without sacrificing quality.




Western Dovetail is FSC® Certified. Since 1998, Western Dovetail has been providing FSC certified dovetail drawers to the nation's environmentally conscious woodworkers. Now with more species options than ever, Western Dovetail is prepared to make FSC certified dovetail drawers out of any domestically available FSC certified materials.


Drawer Tip

Standard drawers are made with the assumption that a drawer face will be added to the front and the back will not be seen. When finish is applied, the fronts and backs may have only a sealer coat and will not be sanded unless premium finish is selected.