Everyone has a place in their home where they keep more or less valuable things. The most popular place for storing various types of items is a drawer. A drawer is an element belonging to the furniture articles, which moves on special slides being a kind of rails. Thanks to them a drawer can function. Drawers are most often made of wood, but newer ones, called metalboxes are partly made of metal. Such construction has its pros and cons and before buying such a drawer you should know both sides of the coin.
Metalbox drawers – a hit or putty?
It is difficult to unequivocally answer this question – for some it may be a title hit, and for others – a putty. Everything depends on the individual needs of a given person, which translates into satisfaction from using a given drawer. Metalboxes are drawers the main component of which is the metal on its housing. Metal is a durable and resistant material and therefore all items present inside the drawer may feel very safe thanks to it. In addition, it increases the usable area inside the drawer. This is due to the fact that metal boxes are not only thin but also have a roller runner in their construction ensuring the movement of the drawer. Their competitor has thicker wood and a separately mounted slide, and more space is needed. Metalbox drawers are also cheap, with a price close to that of the roller runner itself, which is why they are widely chosen, as everyone can afford it. In addition, the assembly of such a drawer is not very difficult and anyone can do it on their own.
However, to make things less colourful metal boxes also have their disadvantages. These certainly include limited functionality and a slight noise during use. During each movement of the drawer you will hear it. Functionally, metal limits the silent closing mechanism, so closing the drawer with too much impetus will cause it to hit the cabinet. Its load capacity is also not impressive (for example, compared to ball bearing slides) and reaches up to 25 kilograms. The final drawback is aesthetics – the metal is visible every time the drawer is opened, and not everyone likes the look of their own drawer.
It cannot be unequivocally said that the metalbox drawer will be ideal for everyone. However, it will certainly find its fans, who will not be bothered by its minor drawbacks. Not everyone pays attention to every detail, so it is worth considering whether every flaw will bother us.