5 1 2 inch center to center drawer pulls – Wooden drawers, over time may create niggling little defects that we invariably put up with, awkward and bothersome as they may be when really – the vast majority of those problems are relatively simple to repair. Drawers at which the foundation has split and sticking drawers are probably the most frequent issues experienced. With only a little understanding these may be rectified without having to begin calling around for a joiner since the initial or our only alternative.
Overloading drawers may often be the main reason for sticking drawers. The first step would be to completely empty the drawer and remove for review. Check for loose or protruding pins or nails either on the jar or at and about the drawer framework. Where evident; hammer back flush and refit drawer. It might be that simple.
Tip. Before getting the toolkit outside for sticking drawers; initial attempt rubbing the runners and drawer grooves with candle wax. This may just do the task without any further effort.
Drawer runners could also be the culprit. Check how easily the draw slides along the wooden runners. If they’ve worked loose it may be the reason behind sticking; again, usually because of overloading. In that case, then simply apply fresh glue to the runner and then pin back into place.
The uppermost sides can become worn with use and time. Check the underside of the runner remains great – it may be possible to simply eliminate the runner and flip it over. In that case, then carefully prise it off using a wood chisel- apply glue- and re-pin into place.
New runners could be demanded if turning the old runners around doesn’t solve the problem of sticking. Apply a thin coat of wood glue to the rear of the runner- press place- and combine with hooks.
Drawer bases may also suffer the negative effects of overloading. In time they will begin to sag and they can split completely, requiring replacement. In cases like this, cut on a fresh foundation piece from either plywood or by a hardwood of selection. Next, remove the nails or pins securing the damaged foundation to the entire body of the drawer using pincers, and eliminate any glue blocks which may be attached with a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with fresh foundation by gluing and using hooks.
From a strength point of view, depending on utilization, this may not be the best option.
Originally posted 2017-02-16 14:17:38.