Asked on Jul 13, 2018

What is the best way to repair the split wood on antique drawers?



I have a set of two antique drawers where the wood has shrunk and split through age. I want to repair the gaps but not sure which is the best method.

2 answers
  • Sharon
    on Jul 16, 2018

    I use carpenter's glue to repair furniture, and you will need to clamp the pieces together and wipe the excess glue off before it dries. If you don't have clamps, I have used belts, rope, tape to join pieces together.

  • William
    on Jul 16, 2018

    I agree with Sharon. Have done this many times. Wood glue in the gaps and clamp them together.

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