Asked on Mar 19, 2012

No question - just thought I'd share....

3po3Donna McCrummenMiriam I


Why is that when you are using a piece of furniture you most certainly do not want the drawers to pull loose and come apart BUT when you need a part from a spare you can't get the damn thing loose! I cracked 2 drawer fronts yesterday prying and pulling. If only everything were made like the old days.
4 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 19, 2012

    Way back in the old days they used "hide glue" ...yup...Roy Rogers trusty steed "Trigger" was melted down in the glue factory. The cool thing about hide glues is they can be "unglued" by adding a little heat. This type of glue is still used in Luthier work when connecting the neck of a guitar to its body...this allows in to be removed if needed. Modern PVA glues are stronger and in for the long is one reason the "wood" part of many new styles of cabinets is so wimpy. The better glues pick up the slack that cheesy joinery left behind.

  • Miriam I
    on Mar 19, 2012

    LOL. It's like the secret rule of breaking things. When you want them to break, they don't.

  • Donna McCrummen
    on Mar 19, 2012

    :-) I just bought myself a heat gun to remove veneer I'll give that a try. Thanks for the info KMS.

  • 3po3
    on Mar 20, 2012

    It's just another clause of Murphy's Law.

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