10 drawer plastic storage cart – Wooden drawers, over time can create niggling little faults which we invariably put up with, inconvenient and bothersome as they can be – when actually – the vast majority of these problems are rather easy to fix. Drawers where the foundation has broken and sticking drawers are possibly the most common problems experienced. With only a little understanding these can be rectified without having to start calling around for a joiner as the initial or our sole option.
Overloading drawers can often be the root reason for sticking drawers. The first step is to fully empty the drawer and eliminate inspection. Check for protruding or loose pins or nails either on the jar or at and around the drawer framework. It could be that simple.
Tip. This might just do the job without any additional effort.
Drawer runners could also be the culprit. Assess how easily the draw slides across the wooden runners. If they’ve worked loose it can be the reason behind sticking; again, generally due to overloading. If so, then just apply new adhesive to the runner and pin into place.
The uppermost sides can get worn with use and time. Check the underside of the runner remains great – it might be possible to just eliminate the runner and flip it over. If so, then cautiously prise it off using a wood chisel- apply adhesive- and re-pin into position.
New runners may be required if turning the old runners around doesn’t fix the problem of sticking. Where this is the case cut a couple of bits of wood to the exact dimensions as the first runners, smooth with a moderate abrasive paper and drill together with the smallest wood drill bit in your toolbox to take the small diameter of the fixing panel pins or nails. Apply a thin coat of wood adhesive to the back of the new runner- press into position- and affix with hooks.
Drawer bases can also suffer the adverse effects of overloading. In time they will start to sag and eventually they can split completely, requiring replacement. In cases like this, cut a new foundation piece from either plywood or from a hardwood of choice. Then remove the pins or nails securing the damaged foundation to the body of the drawer utilizing pincers, and eliminate any glue blocks that may be attached using a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with new foundation by gluing and utilizing hooks.
From a strength perspective, depending on utilization, this may not be the best option.