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Cabinetry / Shelving Category

Problem:

Drawer body/frame (aka "chassis") is broken.

Tools / Materials (See Below for Applicability):

  • Wood glue

  • Scrapper

  • Vise clamps

  • Thin scrap wood pieces

Solution:

Drawers can break and usually break by either splitting approximately in the middle of the wooden frame of the drawer box (aka "chassis") or coming apart at the joint of two wooden pieces that make up part of the drawer.  In either case, they are relatively simple to fix because of the drawer's simple design.

For a split in the wooden frame, do the following:

  1. Set the broken drawer on a flat working area.

  2. Apply an adequate amount of wood glue on the affected part where the split occurred, usually around edges of the broke pieces.

  3. Then, once you have applied the glue, re-align the pieces to their original, correct positions as much as possible.

  4. Use the thin scrap wood pieces to place over the sides of this realignment and then set vise clamps over these scrap wood pieces that cover the realignment for at least one day.  (The scrap wood pieces are used as a shield to protect the drawer surface from any imprints made by the tightening of the vise clamps that act as the "brace" while the glue cures over one day.)

  5. Thereafter, remove the clamps and the drawer should be good to go back into use.

For a drawer frame joint that came apart, do the following:

  1. Set the broken drawer on a flat working area.

  2. Scrape off as much of the old glue or non-wood foreign debris that appears on the sides of the frame that once formed the joint.

  3. After scraping the old glue/debris, apply an adequate amount of wood glue on the edges of both sides that have come apart.

  4. Then, once you have applied the glue, re-align the sides to re-form the joint as it originally was found to be prior to the breakage, as much as possible.

  5. Use the thin scrap wood pieces to place over the sides of the realignment and then set vise clamps over these scrap wood pieces that cover the realignment for at least one day.

  6. Thereafter, remove the clamps and the drawer should be good to go back into use.

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