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Re: stuck drqwers

Posted By: James Schooley <furnitureissues@earthlink.net> (0-1pool246-108.nas2.sioux-city1.ia.us.da.qwest.net)
Date: 6/5/5 14:05

In Response To: stuck drqwers (jay)

You can dry out a dresser by raising it up a foot or so and placing a shop light below. Caution should be used to prevent too much heat from entering the wood and cracking or scorching the wood. A sheet of tin foil over the bottom drawer will help deflect the BTUs, as well a low wattage bulb is a good idea, say 40 watt, and keep it back a foot from any combustible surface. The principal is that the heat will drive out the moisture, this may take a week, but it will avoid the need to pound and pry and cause damage. Check the set up from time to time and shut off the light bulb when you are away or sleeping. After a day or two the lowest drawer should come loose and then the next and so on.

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