corner makeup vanity with drawers – Wooden drawers, over time can develop niggling little defects that we invariably put up with, awkward and annoying as they can be – when actually – the vast majority of those problems are relatively easy to fix. Drawers at which the base has split and sticking drawers are possibly the most common problems experienced. With only a little knowledge these can be rectified without having to start calling around for a joiner as the first or our only option.
Overloading drawers can often be the main cause of sticking drawers. The very first step is to completely empty the drawer and remove for review. Check for loose or protruding nails or pins either on the jar or in and around the drawer frame. It could be that simple.
Tip. This might just do the task without any further effort.
Drawer runners are also the culprit. Check how smoothly the draw slides across the wooden runners. If they’ve worked loose it can be the reason behind sticking; again, usually due to overloading. If so, then just apply new adhesive to the runner and pin back into place.
The uppermost sides can become worn with time and use. Check that the underside of the runner is still good – it might be possible to just eliminate the runner and flip it over. If so, then carefully prise it off with a wood chisel- apply adhesive- and re-pin right into position.
New runners may be required if turning the previous runners around does not fix the issue of sticking. Where this is the case cut a couple of pieces of wood to the same dimensions as the original 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 nails or pins. Apply a thin coating of wood adhesive to the back of the new runner- press into position- and combine with pins.
Drawer bases can also suffer the negative effects of overloading. In time they will begin to sag and they can split entirely, requiring replacement. In this case, cut a fresh base bit from either plywood or from a hardwood of selection. Next, remove the pins or nails securing the damaged base to the body of this drawer using pincers, and eliminate any glue blocks which may be attached with a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with fresh base by gluing and using pins.
From a strength point of view, depending on usage, this may not be the best option.
Originally posted 2017-01-10 17:01:29.