see through makeup drawers – Wooden drawers, over time may create niggling little defects that we always put up with, awkward and annoying as they may be – when actually – the vast majority of these problems are relatively simple to repair. Drawers at which the base has broken and sticking drawers are probably the most frequent issues experienced. With just a little knowledge these may be rectified without needing to begin calling around for a joiner as the initial or our only alternative.
Overloading drawers may often be the main cause of sticking drawers. The first step is to fully empty the drawer and eliminate inspection. Check for protruding or loose nails or pins either on the drawer or in and about the drawer frame. Where evident; hammer back flush and refit drawer. It might be that simple.
Tip. Before getting the toolkit out for sticking drawers; initial try rubbing on the runners and drawer grooves with candle wax. This might just do the job without any further work.
Drawer runners are also the culprit. Assess how easily the lure slides across the wooden runners. Should they’ve worked loose it may be the reason behind sticking; again, usually due to overloading. If so, then just apply fresh adhesive to the runner and pin back into position.
The uppermost sides can become worn with use and time. Check that the bottom of the runner is still good – it might be possible to just remove the runner and flip it over. If so, then cautiously prise off it with a wood chisel- apply adhesive- and re-pin right into position.
New runners could be demanded if turning the previous runners round does not solve the issue of sticking. Apply a thin coating of wood adhesive to the back of the runner- press into position- and combine with hooks.
Drawer bases may also suffer the negative effects of overloading. In time they will begin to sag, and eventually they can split entirely, requiring replacement. In this case, cut a new base piece from plywood or from a hardwood of choice. Then remove the pins or nails securing the damaged base to the entire body of the drawer using pincers, and remove any glue blocks that may be attached using a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with new base by gluing and using hooks.
Drawer bases that are broken may be sometimes mended, that is to say; simply remove both halves from the drawer body and paste them back together. From a strength perspective, based on usage, this may not be the best option.