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Re: Squeaky cabinet drawers

Posted By: Phil
Friday, 18 May 2001, at 7:44 a.m.

In Response To: Squeaky cabinet drawers (bob)

Your drawers are likely to be gliding on a center slat underneath the drawer. I suspect that over time, the screw holding the slat down had loosened up. You can pull out the drawer and tighten the screw. If that does not help, the direction of travel may be skewed, causing the drawer to bind. Check the angle of the drawer on the left and right side and make adjustment. A common method used by furniture delivery people to fix a sqeaky or a binding drawer is to plane the slat on which the drawer glide. If the above tips do not help, unsrew the wooden piece and plane it. With trial and error, you can have the drawers glide in or out smoothly again. If you don't have a plane, use sand paper or a sharp knife to smoothen the wood edges. If the furniture has value to you, you can replace the wooden slat with one center metal drawer glide or two botoom-side metal glides. Hope this helps.

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