Old Dresser Drawers Hard To Open: Easy Procedure & Items Required To Fix Old Dresser Drawers


Easy Procedure & Items Required To Fix The Sticking/Old Wooden Dresser Drawers

The Wooden drawers start to fall quickly as compared to the plastic and the metal drawers. One of the major reasons regarding the wooden drawers is that they are having an awful inclination to get stuck up when there is a change in humidity inside the drawers. The users can easily fix the sticking or old wooden dresser drawer at home by gathering the below-mentioned items and then going through the below-described procedure:

Items Required

  • Candle Wax Or The Paraffin
  • Scissors
  • Nylon Drawer Slide Tape
  • Sandpaper

Procedure

  • Use The Paraffin Or The Candle Wax: The users need to start by detaching the drawers of the dresser and then examine the detached drawers so as to locate any broken piece or the loose joints. If the users find any, then they need to use the wood glue to fix the broken piece or the loose joint. If in case the drawers of the dresser are sound then the users need to lubricate them by using the paraffin or by using the candle wax and then rub it all over the top to the bottom side of the drawer and also at the corners of the front side of the drawers usually at that point where the dresser slide directly into the case. The users can easily purchase the candle wax or the paraffin at their nearest grocery store.
  • Use The Slide Tape: If in case the candle wax or the paraffin does not free the sticking dresser drawer then the users need to apply the nylon slide tape at the runners of the wooden drawer. Then they need to use the fine-grit sandpaper and gently rub it over the runners of the wooden drawer so as to assure the good bond and then clean up the sanding dust by using the vacuum. The users need to trim the slide tape according to the drawer length by using the sharp scissors and then peel off its backing before sticking it down to the runners of the wooden drawer. The user can easily buy the slide tape for their dresser at their nearest hardware stores.
  • Use The Sandpaper: If in case the slide tape or the wax does not free up the sticking drawer then The users need to sand down the base of the slides of the wooden drawer by using the fine-grit sandpaper. The users are advised to pay the specific attention to any noticeable high points as the users need to make their base flat and even as well. The users are advised to repeat the process until they won't get a perfect free fit. If in case they find out the thick paint all around the corners of the front side of the drawer then they are advised to sand lightly to get rid of the paint and then lubricate the dresser drawers by using the wax respectively.
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