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Probox glossary of terms

Pan drawer

A pan drawer is a high kitchen drawer that’s designed to carry cooking pans.

Flush top

When the sides, front and back of the drawer are all the same height.

Stepped top

The sides are 2mm smaller than the front and the back of the drawer.

Inframe

A drawer that’s designed for a unit that has a frame (Our standard classic swift will suit a 36mm frame) Packers/spacers required

Inframe Drawers Design

Lay on

Drawer to suit a standard carcase shape. (Our standard classic swift will suit a standard 18mm unit)

Drawer standard carcase shape

Internal drawers

Drawers with no additional drawer front being applied, internal drawers often have a curved handle.

Standard Dovetail

The pins and tails in the dovetail are the same size.

Traditional Dovetail

Dovetails with large pins and small tails.

Dovetails with large pins and small tails

Drawer runners

Metal undermount runners attach to the carcass and the drawer and allow the drawer to open and close. Many brands are available, with functions such as soft close or push to open.

Opening size

The carcass opening width/height

Staves

How many pieces of timber that make up the height of the drawer.

Full Stave

The sides of the drawer are made from a single piece of solid timber.

Notching and drilling

The preparation needed on the drawer to fit undermount runners. Probox can offer drawers with notching and drilling included, please ask for this when you place your order. Probox notches and drill to suit each type of runner, so be sure to choose your runner before the notching and drilling so the notches and drill holes are in the right places for your drawer runners.

Handle cut out

Handle cut out, also known as a bow cut out, this is a half moon shaped cut out in the centre of the front of the box.

15mm drop front

15mm is added to the bottom of the front of the drawer, this conceals the undermount runners from view.

Shaped Sides

When the front of the drawer is half the height of the back, with a gradual slope on each side.

Sink drawer or U shaped drawer

A drawer made in the shape of a U to allow for sinks and pipes. The size of this drawer is bespoke to the sink size scenario.

Cutlery tray

The cutlery tray has a base, dividers and all 4 sides. Bespoke made to fit your drawer, each corner is made with a dovetail joint.

Cutlery insert

The cutlery insert has a base, dividers and no sides, bespoke made to fit inside the drawer.

Serving tray

The serving tray or butler tray is a bespoke tray with 2 or 4 handles.

Spice rack

The spice rack, also known as a larder door rack with 3, 4 or 5 shelves or to drawing . Each rack comes with rear metal keyhole mounting plate fixings to attach it to the door.

Lacquered

Drawers are all lacquered with a 10% sheen protective coating, increasing durability and product protection.

Unlacquered

Dovetail drawer unfinished without any coating. Customers ask for unfinished if they want to paint the boxes or use their own finish.

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Notching for undermount runners Q&A

Notching for Undermount Drawer Runners

Probox offer the preparation needed to apply your draw runners box, this is notching and drilling.

#Q What is notching?

#A Notching is small areas that are cut out of the drawer underneath to accept runners.

#Q Why would I need notching?:

#A If you are using undermount drawers runners UK then you will need notching to allow the runners to be fitted

#Q Do I need drilling?

#A When you apply undermount drawer runners you will need drilling to fit the runners. Probox offer this as part of the service to save you time. The drilling pattern will depend on the runners you choose. When you order your dovetail drawers, simply specify which runners you are using and Probox will apply the correct drilling pattern to suit.

#Q What about internal drawers?

#A If you are using the boxes as an internal drawer then you only need the notching at the rear of the box and we can design the box to have a 15mm drop front (this means the front is larger than the sides and the back). The drop front conceals the undermount drawer runners when viewing the drawer once fitted.

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