Asked on Nov 12, 2019

How can I repair a dresser drawer that gets stuck when opened?

Kathy Gunter LawEmy Flint | Semigloss DesignWilliam


Can’t get a drawer to open very well, always sticks I tried candle wax spray lubricant and still sticks. Help!!!

5 answers
  • Judy
    on Nov 12, 2019

    You may need to check that the slides are in good shape. Maybe some of it is chipped off?

  • Vimarhonor
    on Nov 13, 2019

    Hello, Recently saw a sucessful rehab with older wooden drawers on a wall mounted hutch them hand plane down the bottom-side of the wood drawer and followed up with bars soap lubrication— on TOH programing.

  • William
    on Nov 13, 2019

    If you can locate the area where it gets stuck sand the spot with some sandpaper. Wood expands and contract with temp changes.

  • Sand the sides and bottom rails of the drawers and anywhere they rub on the inside of the dresser. If the sides or tops of the drawers are painted, sand the paint completely away. Then wax the sides to help them glide easier.

    One more tip, older dressers are built different. Each drawer has a specific spot where it was built for. Try switching them around and see if they fit better somewhere else.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Nov 14, 2019

    Beeswax might work

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