Fix Sticking Wooden Drawers

19,461

19

2

Introduction: Fix Sticking Wooden Drawers

About: I like making food and trying food!

Older wooden dressers don't have modern day sliders. Sometimes they can be a pain to open and close freely. The drawers can bind and stick. This is a really easy hack that will save you loads of frustration every time you use your dresser. I've applied this to all my wooden dressers and works great!

All that is needed is a piece of candle wax or a bar of soap. I like using white candle wax as it's not noticeable once applied.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Steps

  • Remove the drawer completely that is sticking from the dresser.
  • Take the wax or soap and rub it on the "runner" where the drawer slides on.
  • Also rub some wax or soap on the drawer itself where the bottom slides on the dresser.
  • Put the drawer back in the dresser and test!
  • Repeat every few months if it starts sticking again.

Video

Here is a short video of the whole process and showing how well the drawer slides.


Follow me on Instructables or subscribe to me on Youtube for more DIYs and hacks.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Declutter Speed Challenge

      Declutter Speed Challenge
    • First Time Author Contest

      First Time Author Contest
    • Leather Challenge

      Leather Challenge

    2 Discussions

    0
    RobDeVoer
    RobDeVoer

    3 years ago

    Very handy tip, thanks. I prefer to use soap on the drawers with clothes so there is no chance of getting stains.

    1
    Wytchcrafter
    Wytchcrafter

    3 years ago

    This hack is AMAZING! I live in a old house with two kitchen drawers that are VERY old and very sticky. They actually leave sawdust that constantly needs to be cleaned. I used this hack and the drawers move like they are on wheels! This is one of the most convenient hacks I have found lately. Thank you.