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Video:How to Fix Dresser Drawer Runners

with Karla Dehncke

Nothing makes getting clothes our of your dresser more annoying than a drawer runner that doesn't budge. See how to remedy stuck runners so that they slide and glide with ease.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Fix Dresser Drawer Runners

Hi, I'm Karla Dehncke and welcome to about.com. You never know what you're going to find at flea markets and yard sales. They can provide an economical choice for home improvement and decoration.

Finding a new chest of drawers can add flavor to any room in the house. But sometimes they need a little work to be completely functional. Jace Shoemaker-Galloway, About.com's flea markets and yard sales expert has great advice on how to make those sticky antique drawers slide and glide.

If you have a drawer that is stuck or just won't open, these simple step-by-step directions will have that drawer working like a charm in no time!

Remove the Drawer Off the Runner

Carefully remove the drawer. Never yank too hard as pulling can break the hardware, joints or the drawer itself.

If the drawer won't budge, remove a drawer above or below the stuck drawer. If there is something causing the jam like a piece of clothing, paper or material, carefully remove it. When the drawer has been removed, empty all contents of the drawer.

Fixing the Runner Slide

Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax, beeswax or bar soap on the glide or rail. Brush off excess. In the event a wooden glide has been lost or broken, why not make your own replacement? Just measure the width and length of a glide from another drawer, glue and nail the new glide into position. The drawer will stay in place and glide much better.

That was an easy and affordable solution to getting this drawer to work. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us on the Web at About.com.
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