Exploring the Siesta Mission Nightstand
If you are looking for a stylish and functional night stand for your bedroom, you might want to consider the Siesta Mission Night Stand from DutchCrafters featured in this video. The standard drawer slides in the video are seen on the Siesta Mission One-Drawer Nightstand while the under-mount drawer slides are demonstrated on the Siesta Mission Three-Drawer Nightstand.
This nightstand is part of the best selling Siesta Mission Bedroom set, which features a classic Mission design with solid wood construction and quality craftsmanship. Driving the Siesta Mission Bed‘s popularity is its timeless Mission style design, combined with an appealing price point as solid wood Amish furniture goes.
One of the options you can choose for your nightstand is the type of drawer slides: standard full extension side mount or soft close under mount. What are the differences and benefits of each type? Let’s find out.
Comparing Standard and Under Mount Drawer Slides
Standard Full Extension Side Mount Drawer Slides
Standard full extension side mount drawer slides are the most common type of drawer slides, which attach to the sides of the drawer box and the cabinet. They allow the drawer to extend fully out of the cabinet, giving you easy access to the entire contents of the drawer. They also have a high load capacity, which means they can support heavy items without sagging or breaking. Some of the advantages of standard full extension side mount drawer slides are:
- They are easy to install and remove, without requiring any special tools or notching.
- They are more affordable than under mount drawer slides.
- They are widely available in different sizes and finishes, which can match your preferences and decor.
However, standard full extension side mount drawer slides also have some drawbacks, such as:
- They are visible when the drawer is open, which can detract from the aesthetics of your night stand.
- They require about 1/2 inch of clearance on each side of the drawer, which reduces the storage space inside the drawer.
- They can be more noisy when opening and closing the drawer.
Soft Close Under Mount Drawer Slides
Soft close under mount drawer slides are a premium type of drawer slides, which attach to the sides of the cabinet and connect to locking devices that attach to the underside of the drawer. They are concealed beneath the drawer, giving your night stand a sleek and elegant look. They also have a soft close mechanism, which prevents the drawer from slamming shut and ensures a smooth and quiet operation. Some of the benefits of soft close under mount drawer slides are:
- They enhance the appearance and quality of your night stand, making it look more refined and luxurious.
- They increase the storage space inside the drawer, since they do not require any clearance on the sides of the drawer.
- They provide quieter operation, especially beneficial in bedrooms where noises can be an unwelcome disruption to quality sleep.
- They protect your items and your furniture from damage, since they prevent the drawer from slamming or bouncing back.
However, soft close under mount drawer slides also have some limitations, such as:
- They are more expensive than side mount drawer slides, which may increase the cost of your night stand.
- They are more difficult for the builders to install and adjust, since they require precise measurements and notching on the drawer box.
Both standard full extension side mount and soft close under mount drawer slides have their pros and cons, depending on your needs and preferences. If you want a more affordable option that offers full access to your drawer contents, you might opt for standard full extension side mount drawer slides. If you want a more sophisticated and smooth option that maximizes your storage space and minimizes noise and damage, you might choose soft close under mount drawer slides. Either way, you can enjoy a beautiful and functional night stand from DutchCrafters that will enhance your bedroom.
This drawer slide decision is not limited to night stands alone, however. Standard and Under Mount slides are available on a wide range of Amish storage products at DutchCrafters, including dressers, chest of drawers, storage beds, hutches, and buffets and sideboards. Explore the options at dutchcrafters.com.