Our +100yr old bar/sideboard has a large ~34" wide drawer close to the size of those I am building for the planer table. None of the drawers in the old bar have drawer slides. It is just wooden drawers sliding on wooden frames and nothing more. Obviously I can see some wear and tear at this point in time, but it is amazing how well this system is holding up. 8-) Heavy yes, but not hard to open when loaded (just tipsy if pulled out too far).