10 reasons why Probox dovetail drawers are such high quality




#1 When a customer orders Probox dovetail drawers online or places an order over the phone each drawer project is drawn up and quoted by an experienced team member, this ensures that the drawers always match the customer’s requirements.


#2 Quality draws start with the timber selection process and Probox only uses A grade solid wood timber. Before the manufacturing process starts the timber is sorted and any wood that doesn’t appear to meet our high standard we discard.


#3 Probox is FSC certified and sources FSC grade timber for all customers that require this specification.  The FSC logo is an assurance that the timber comes from a FSC certified forest and meets FSC standards.


#4 Probox only use single staves on drawers up to 150mm high, beyond that they are matched with quality in mind.


#5 Dovetail joints are precision cut using CNC controlled machinery, providing variable pitch dovetails, allowing for total freedom for the drawer heights. Probox can produce precision ‘traditional’ dovetails with pins wider than the sockets, this makes the dovetail joints more hand crafted in appearance.


#6 All Probox dovetail drawers are hand finished and quality checked buy a dedicated team.


#7 The drawers are hand sprayed with a 10% lacquer for lasting durability. Alternative lacquers are available and some customers ask for the drawers to be produced without lacquer so they can apply their own finish.


#8 A selection of drawer runners are available to buy on the Probox website and have been hand selected for their brand quality, with innovative options such as soft close and press to open.


#9 Probox offers an engraving service. Kitchen and furniture manufacturers often use this to apply their logo onto the sides of the drawers as a mark of the quality of their craftsmanship.


#10 All drawers are carefully individually packed before despatch, this ensures that no damage occurs on route to the customer.


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Eko oak finish drawer kits – Buy Online or Call Us








Eco oak finish drawer kits are an excellent option for bedroom furniture applications, these drawers offer fantastic value in 10 packs and are also available singularly.

The Eko drawers are flat pack kits, easy to assemble and available to buy online with or without drawer runners and clips.

  • Oak finish drawers
  • Easy to assemble
  • 2-3 day delivery
  • Simple online ordering
  • Available with drawer runners
  • Drawers Ready to accept runners


Internal drawer fronts are also available to buy online and can be attached to the Eko oak finish drawer kits.


Drawer runners and clips are available online with Grass Dynamoov or Blum Tandem as options.

Eco oak finish drawer kits are made of quality oak finish wood with dowel joints, they are carefully packed and delivered within 1-2 days.  Each pack comes with all the components needed to make the drawers, including screws and assembly instructions.

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Premium kitchen manufacturers partner with Probox for quality dovetail drawers







Probox is the UK’s leading supplier of solid timber drawer boxes and a trusted partner of the kitchen and furniture industry for over 15 years. Probox use only the highest quality hardwood to make dovetail drawers, guaranteeing single staves on drawers up to 150mm high and offer walnut, oak, ash, beech and maple. Probox uses A grade solid timber, each piece of timber is individually selected with quality in mind.

Probox also offers Birch Ply, this is BB grade and presents a 25% saving compared to solid oak, birch ply is often used for bedroom furniture drawers and for projects where budget won’t allow for solid wood drawers.

Specialist equipment and tradesmen craftsmanship are combined during the manufacturing process to achieve the precision and attention to detail required to produce Probox drawers.

The front, back and sides of the drawers are made from solid timber, the veneered bases are grooved into all four sides for maximum strength. The boxes can be pre-drilled and notched to accept runners.

Dovetail joints are precision cut using CNC controlled machinery, providing variable pitch dovetails, allowing for total freedom for the drawer heights. Probox can produce precision ‘traditional’ dovetails with pins wider than the sockets, this makes the dovetail joints more hand crafted in appearance.

Probox also has an engraving service, many kitchen furniture and manufacturers apply branding to the sides of their drawers with a company logo. Personalisation is also popular, for example applying children’s names to furniture or labelling kitchen drawers I.e cutlery, or utensils.

All boxes are sprayed with a high quality lacquer for long lasting durability and carefully packed before delivery.

For those that need off the shelf high quality dovetail drawers in standard sizes, Probox has Classic Swift, solid oak dovetail drawers can be ordered online or over the phone and are dispatched within 2-3 days.

Talk to Probox today about your drawer box and kitchen accessory requirements.

Call our experienced customer service advisors about your next project on T: 01280 825 776



Interview with Ella from Probox : Find out the answers to typical questions from buyers

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Ella from sales team at Probox team has answered common questions from customers ordering dovetail drawers. If you have any other questions feel free to call

01280 825776 or email 


Q1# When I call Probox, what info do I need to know so I can get my job quoted up?

To get a basic quote we need the width, depth and height of the box(s) needed and the material you want them in. If you can also let us know if you require notching and drilling to suit your runners and any other details you may be after, for example a handle cut-out in the front or engraving on the boxes.


Q2# How long does it take to get a quote?

Generally we get our free, no obligation quotes back to you in the same day, but if you require a quote urgently please contact a member of our team who will be happy to speed up the process.


Q3# Can I buy runners with my drawers?

We can supply runners with our drawer boxes and you can also buy the runners by themselves!  We can supply Blum, Grass and Hettich runners ( available to buy online)


Q4# What is your turn around time?

Our lead time is 10 working days for our standard materials (birch plywood, beech, oak, ash, maple, walnut), if you require drawer boxes in a different material then we will advise the lead time on the quote.


Q5# Can I have drawers that are made from FSC certified timber?

We can offer FSC certified timber, please specify when you send through your enquiry.


Q6# What other items do you make at Probox?

We can also make cutlery tray inserts, spice racks, handled trays and solid Oak drawer fronts.


Add Runners to your Probox dovetail drawer orders







Probox offer a range of drawer runners to fit dovetail drawers. Runners can be ordered with your dovetail drawer project or own their own, online or over the phone.

Probox offer a wide range of quality runner brands, including Blum, Grass and Hettich.

Details of the runners we offer are available online. We offer next day delivery for drawer runners ordered online by 1.30pm (or you may wish them to be delivered with your order).

  • Competitive pricing


  • Easy ordering online or over the phone


  • Full telephone or online chat support, for any questions you might have


  • Wide range of quality runners

Call 01280 825776 or order online 


Easter Break at Probox







Happy Easter to all our Probox customers. Probox is closed for the Easter break on Friday and Monday. We are open again on Tuesday the 3rd of April at 7am.


Probox Timber Q&A


1# What timber options are available at Probox dovetail drawers?

Probox offer a wide choice of timbers, including oak, maple, beech, walnut and birch ply.

2# What is the quality of the timber used to make the Probox drawers?

Probox use high quality A grade solid timber. At the beginning of the manufacturing process the team carefully select only quality pieces of timber as we believe that timber selection is crucial for making premium dovetail drawers.

Birch Ply is BB grade and offers a 25% saving on solid oak, this is a popular for wardrobe drawers.

3# Do you offer FSC timber?  

Yes, Probox can provide dovetail drawers made using only FSC certified timber and as we are certified we can continue the chain of custody. Please specify FSC when you place your order.

4# If I want my dovetail drawers to be made from an unusual timber, is this possible?

We are always looking to make sure customers are happy and we are pleased to investigate unusual timbers and provide prices. Please discuss with the team if you have a timber in mind.

5# Can I supply my own timber?

This is possible, please discuss with the Probox team.

If you have any questions about the timber used at Probox call 01280 825776 and speak to our friendly team.


Probox see growth in demand for internal drawers

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Internal dovetail drawers are boxes with a scoop handle front. They are made to the same high specification as standard dovetail drawers, the only difference is the front cut out shape.

Internal dovetail drawers are used on a variety of furniture projects, including internal kitchen drawers, walk in wardrobes, fashion retail stores and other high quality furniture projects.

Internal boxes are available in all A grade timbers including solid oak, maple, walnut, beech and also bb grade birch ply. Each side can have a 150mm single stave across any timber i.e. all drawer sides up to a height of 150mm are made from a piece of solid timber.


Daniel Wells, Sales Director, at Probox commented “We can make the cut out on internal drawers to any bespoke shape, but the most common is 100mm wide, 25mm deep”.

The internal boxes also offer an optional 15mm drop front that conceal under mounted runners.

Daniel added “Internal drawers have become a lot more popular over the past year and are often used for kitchen larder units and walk in wardrobes”.


Thinking of trying Probox dovetails drawers?



If you currently use metal drawers or standard wooden drawers and would like to upgrade to Probox solid timber dovetail drawers;

1# Probox can provide a sample drawer box so you can examine the timber and the workmanship that goes into making the drawer. Each sample drawer has a different timber on each side, showing beech, oak, maple and walnut, which are our 4 most popular materials.

2# Probox has a highly experienced team of sales advisers, who are happy to help guide you through your first project. Call 01280 825776 to speak to the team.

3# Probox has well-presented brochure that shows our full range of products with technical details and photos. Feel free to request a brochure for your reference.

4# Take a look at the Probox video on our website and see the team producing dovetail drawers.


New Recruit At Probox Dovetail Drawers



Probox is the UK’s leading supplier of solid timber drawer boxes and has been a trusted partner of the kitchen and furniture industry for over 15 years.

Probox have made a new recruit in their customer services team, Ella Hysom has joined Probox in Gawcott, Buckingham as a sales adviser. Ella brings lots of experience and industry knowledge, as she previously managed customer service at Pro Components in Northampton


Daniel Wells, director at Probox commented “We welcome Ella to Probox, we are confident that she will quickly become a valuable member of the team”.

Ella Hysom, sales adviser at Probox, commented “I’m excited to join Probox, as I’ve worked in the same industry before, processing orders and advising customers on dovetail drawers comes naturally to me”.

2017 has been an interesting and progressive year at Probox with many more customers on board, proving the benefits of partnering with Probox for dovetail drawer production. Either to simply help out in a busy period or for total outsourcing of dovetail drawer manufacture. The main feedback being the advantage of freeing up time to work on more important tasks, removing a bottleneck to increase output and reduce lead times in their production, the reliable consistency of quality and competitive pricing, making this an obvious move forward for many kitchen and furniture manufacturers.

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