• Hometalker
Asked on Jun 23, 2019

How do I make wooden drawers slide easier?

BetsyMaura WhiteEliza


6 answers
  • Kerram
    on Jun 23, 2019

    bar soap rubbed on side to glide easier, or sand the excess off

  • Pat
    on Jun 23, 2019

    l like Kerram’s idea of a bar of soap. I have also used a candle rubbing the wax where wood meets wood to make it slide better.

  • Schoener
    on Jun 23, 2019

    Candle wax should do the trick! Rub it over the parts that are sticking!

  • Eliza
    on Jun 24, 2019

    Candles rubbed over drawer bottoms.

  • Maura White
    on Jun 28, 2019


  • Betsy
    on Jun 29, 2019

    Hi Kelly: I'd sand the drawers lightly, then wipe off the dust and see if they slide fairly well. If not, sand some more and after you're happy with the sliding, rub a bar of soap or a bees wax candle along the top rails of the drawers. That should do it for you. Good luck

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