white and gold drawer pulls – Wooden drawers, over time may create niggling little faults which we invariably put up with, awkward and bothersome as they may be when really – the vast majority of these problems are relatively easy to repair. Drawers at which the base has broken and sticking drawers are probably the most frequent issues experienced. With just a little understanding these may be rectified without needing to begin calling around for a joiner since the first or our only alternative.
Overloading drawers may often be the root cause of sticking drawers. The very first step is to completely empty the drawer and remove for inspection. Check for protruding or loose nails or pins either on the drawer or at and around the drawer framework. Where evident; hammer flush and refit drawer. It could be that simple.
Tip. This may just do the job without any further effort.
Drawer runners are also the culprit. Check how smoothly the lure slides across the wooden runners. Should they have worked loose it may be the cause of sticking; again, generally because of overloading. If so, then just apply new glue to the runner and then pin into place.
The uppermost sides can get worn with use and time. Check the bottom of the runner is still good – it may be possible to just eliminate the runner and flip it over. If so, then cautiously prise off it with a wood chisel- apply glue- and re-pin right into place.
New runners may be required if turning the old runners round does not solve the issue of sticking. Apply a thin coating of wood glue to the back of the runner- press into place- and affix with hooks.
Drawer bases may also suffer the negative effects of overloading. In time they’ll start to sag, and they can split completely, requiring replacement. In this case, cut a new base bit from either plywood or from a hardwood of choice. Next, remove the pins or nails securing the damaged base to the entire body of the drawer utilizing pincers and eliminate any glue blocks that might be attached with a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with new base by gluing and utilizing hooks.
From a strength perspective, based on usage, this might not be the best option.
Originally posted 2017-04-23 20:29:03.