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Custom Pullout Ear Drawer Boxes

Pullout Ears

Pullout “ears” are the finishing touch on exposed-front pullout drawer boxes.

This refers to a design where the front of the pullout drawer box is rabbited to allow the drawer box to be dovetailed.  However, a thin piece of the front extends beyond the sides of the drawer box.  As a result, the extending “ear” provides a hidden gap on each side of the drawer box.  Subsequently, the drawer box slide may be concealed within this hidden gap.  However, the front of the drawer provides a clean, uniform look that is desirable in an exposed-front pullout drawer box.

In addition, consider combining this option with a handpull or side contour to provide the complete package on your pullout drawers.

View our construction spec’s below, then reach out for a quote on your next job!

Pullout Ears

Pullout Ears

Pullout drawers are offered with “ears”, which are typically used to hide slides.
Pullout “ears” have the following specifications:

  • A dovetail is behind the ear (see blue line).
  • The standard ear width is 7/16″ (customer can specify another width).
  • The maximum ear width is 1-3/4″.
  • The ear thickness is 7/32″ for 5/8″ thick sides, and 3/32″ for 1/2″ thick sides.
  • Pullout ears are only available with Half-Blind Dovetail joinery.



Pullout Ears

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