dresser draw bottoms falling out


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Old 10-11-08, 01:04 PM
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Unhappy dresser draw bottoms falling out

the bottoms of my dresser draws are fallling out. some of them have completely seperated from the draw(so i have nothing at the bottom of the draw ). what is the best way to fix this.
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Old 10-11-08, 01:24 PM
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There should be a groove all around that the bottom fits into? As things get older they open up the joints a bit.

A quick fix would probably be, turn the drawers upside down, press the bottom into the correct position and put a good bead of hot-melt glue in around the edge, to act as a bit of support. I've done it, and it will probably last quite a while. You need to hold the bottom until the glue completely hardens.

Better would be to get some thin 1/4 round or bead from your local Home Improvement center or Hardware store and wood glue and brad nail it to the sides, back, and front.

I've even had to add a support under larger drawer bottoms cause they were just too warped/bowed to stay in. Used hot glue for that as well. Still have some fixed that way.
 
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Old 10-11-08, 03:41 PM
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thank u. can u recommend any particular brand of glue?
 
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Old 10-11-08, 03:59 PM
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Wel, hot glue requires a gun, and any general purpose sticks from the same place (craft stores, Wally World) should be fine.
Prob $5-7 for a small kit.

If you are going the bead and wood glue route, any of the yellow wood glues would work. They take a while to set up completely.....3-4 hrs at least...before using.
 
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Wood Glue is a better one. Have used Wood glue and it works great
 
 

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