beds with drawers on the bottom – Wooden drawers, over time may create niggling little defects that we always put up with, inconvenient and bothersome as they may be – when actually – the majority of these problems are rather simple to repair. Drawers where the foundation has broken and sticking drawers are possibly the most common issues experienced. With only a little understanding these may be rectified without needing to begin calling around for a joiner as the initial or our only option.
Overloading drawers may often be the root reason for sticking drawers. The very first step is to fully empty the drawer and remove for review. Check for protruding or loose pins or nails either on the jar or in and around the drawer framework. It might be that straightforward.
Tip. This may just do the task without any additional effort.
Drawer runners are also the culprit. Check how smoothly the lure slides along the wooden runners. If they have worked loose it may be the reason behind sticking; again, usually because of overloading. In that case, then just apply fresh glue to the runner and then pin back into place.
The uppermost sides can get worn with time and use. Check the underside of the runner is still great – it may be possible to just remove the runner and flip it over. In that case, then carefully prise it off with a wood chisel- apply glue- and re-pin right into position.
New runners could be required if turning the old runners round does not solve the problem of sticking. Where this is the case cut a couple of pieces of timber to the exact dimensions as the first runners, smooth with a medium abrasive paper and drill together with the smallest wood drill bit in your arsenal to choose the small diameter of the fixing panel pins or nails. Apply a thin coating of wood glue to the back of the new runner- press into position- and combine with hooks.
Drawer bases may also suffer the negative effects of overloading. In time they’ll begin to sag, and they can split entirely, requiring replacement. In cases like this, cut a fresh foundation piece from either plywood or by a hardwood of selection. Then remove the nails or pins securing the damaged foundation to the entire body of the drawer utilizing pincers and remove any glue blocks that may be attached using a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with fresh foundation by gluing and utilizing hooks.
Drawer bases that are broken may be sometimes mended, that is to say; simply get rid of both halves from the drawer body and then glue them back together. From a strength perspective, depending on usage, this may not be the best option.
Originally posted 2017-11-28 09:09:34.