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Re: Drawer runner repair

Posted By: Greg Scholl <beatkat@adelphia.net> (ct-waterbury1b-56.wtrbct.adelphia.net)
Date: 3/11/5 15:49

In Response To: Drawer runner repair (L Story)

I wouldn't advise fixing them in that manner...it would be a temporary fix if that, and certainly not a correct way to solve the problem. You may want to look carefully at the bottoms of the drawer sides as well, as they can wear away down to the drawer bottom too. A proper repair would be to flip or replace the runners and even if you had to pay someone to do this, it shouldn't be that expensive, unless the drawer sides need to be re-run as well. Can you at least ascertain how the runners are secured? Usually they're nailed or screwed into the front and rear structures, some times with a bead of glue added, although hopefully not as gluing them in position prevents the sides of the carcase from expanding and contracting normally.It sounds like a nice antique and I would always opt for preserving it using proper methods and care...

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