dresser repair for wear from drawer


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Old 12-30-22, 04:17 PM
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dresser repair for wear from drawer

I have an old dresser and the drawer's outer frame slides in/out on a wood base. The drawer bottom edge has carved a groove in the wood base that's about 1/16 deep and about 80% the run of the drawer. I was thinking of using a wood filler to reduce the groove made by the drawer and do something to either the wood base or the drawer contact areas to reduce the friction or wear but I have no idea of what to use for that or if thats the best solution.. Its an older piece not valuable and not frequently used. thank you.
 
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Old 12-30-22, 05:30 PM
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You can fill in the worn area with wood filler as you suggest, and then use some UHMW tape on the contact area to provide a low friction glide. The tape is thin so it shouldn't cause problems with the drawer jamming.

For a piece that isn't used often and isn't valuable, it's reasonable to fix it that way.

Link to UHMW tape: https://www.amazon.com/TapeCase-423-...jaz10cnVl&th=1

That's just an example, lots of choices and widths, etc. It can be easily cut with scissors.
 
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Old 12-30-22, 06:34 PM
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Thank you. that would be perfect.
 
 

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