Thursday, March 24, 2011

Handy Hint for SMOOTH running Drawers

This morning I have been cleaning up these chest of drawers to take over to The Woolloongabba Antique Centre.

 I like the two tone colours of the timber on this one,
 and the height of this one. Sometimes with old drawers the drawers themselves can get a bit stiff and not like to move in and out easily. Here is an easy handy hint that works a treat.
 Take an ordinary old candle. Doesn't matter that this one is broken it will still do the job perfectly.
                            Take out one of the offending drawers.
 Run the candle along all the under sides, any place it will run against the chest. Push moderatley firmly.
 You will see some of the wax comes off on the drawer edges.
Also run the wax along the insides of chest on the drawer runners. Pop the drawer back in.
 Pop the drawer back in. Pull it in and out a few times and you should find a bit difference in the smoothness of the drawer action at least for a little while. Hope you all have a good day.


  1. Thanks Katherine, cheap and easy tip. Perfect!

  2. Great tip!
    I've also read that soap does something similar, have you tried it?

    Felicity x

  3. That's a great tip Katherine. xx

  4. I would love those tall drawers hope I can find some the same.

  5. Hi Felicity, I haven't used soap, but that is a great idea too. Will have to road test it.

  6. brill i will remember that one my boys draws are always sticking, enjoy your day, dee x

  7. Great tip, Ive always used Vaseline but I will definitely try this. Megan

  8. Great tip! I have always used soap in the past... which does work well, but think wax would be better! X

  9. Thanks for the top tip Katherine.
    Pam x

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