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I love this dresser/chest that I have in my guest room. I bought it at Marshalls. I should have pulled each drawer out before I bought it but I didn't. Some drawers needs to have something done to them. Some of the drawers do not fit very well or are very hard to use. So I can't use all the drawers for storage like I wanted to.

So my questions. Where could I take this dresser to, to get repaired. What kind of business would I look for? A cabinet maker??? Or don't they do repairs.
Please help, I would love these drawers to open and close smoothly Frown

Here's the dresser once again.

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Posts: 4695 | Location: Southern California | Registered: Oct 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Lil Sophie, try interchanging the drawers. Sometimes they are put in the wrong slot. Just a fraction of an inch can make a difference. Also...they rubbing the glides with bar soap. Good luck...
 
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Cara I will try switching the drawers. But the drawers and the dresser do not have good glides (dont really have glides. The dresser just has a opening cut in it inside where the drawer goes. And the drawer itself has a wood piece attached that fits it the long slot. Hope you understand what I'm trying to explain. lol
Can all this be fixed?
 
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I understand what you are saying. After switching the drawers (or trying to) rub the glides on the drawers AND the long slot with soap or paraffin wax. That should help. You may have to wax/soap it quite often, depending how much you use the drawers. To really fix this permanently, I would ask a cabinet maker. He may advise you to have metal drawer glides put on your drawers...It is fixable, I am sure.

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Thank you May, I will give it a try.
 
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Lil Sophie, Yes I understand what you mean as I have a bench with drawers made like that. Dh rubbed the recessed piece and the male section with soap and pulled it in and out several times and it has worked perfectly since then. He said to tell you that if it is wood that you may want to sand it a little. I don't know what else a furniture repairman would do other than that. Sometimes, if you live where it is humid that makes the wood swell. Dh assure me this will fix it. Let me know.
 
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Thanks Cara I will give that all a try.
 
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I was going to write the same thing as Cara Rose, try that first. I have sanded some drawers with luck as well... soap works wonders, helps it to glide!

The drawer unit might have been exposed to humidity in storage or transport, and changing the drawers around is what I do first. I also take a marker or pencil and mark the bottom of each drawer where they go, DH has a way of mixing them up when taking out and putting back, this way I KNOW where they go to fit the best!

Good luck!
 
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