I'm planning on making my own kitchen cabinets and I need a few pointers on hardware sources and cabinet drawer material. I was recently moving a Kitchenmaid vanity and, frankly, I was really impressed by their craftsmanship and the drawer hardware. (I hate to say that) The drawer hardware was an under-the-drawer slide (what I'm looking for) . In addition, the drawers were made of Baltic Birch plywood (I think) (w/half-dovetail construction), but it looked to be a better quality veneer on the plywood exterior than what I can get locally.
Two Questions: 1. What are your recommendations for sources for under-the-drawer slides?
2. Are there different grades of Baltic Birch or other alternatives that I should look into? What is Kitchenmaid buying?
Thanks for your comments - all are appreciated