Tuesday, April 2, 2013

How to Repair Bedroom Nightstand Drawer Handle

Fig.1 Broken with flange detached
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Aviation snips
Cordless screwdriver with Phillips bit
Sheet metal screws
Plastic spacers (self made)  

Mrs. Applewash saw my new advertisement in the PennySaver USA.  She wanted a nightstand drawer brass handle that was or forty years old repaired. She had no parts and she needed it repaired as soon as possible.

This post shows the six steps in repairing this nightstand drawer handle. This is a quick fix job. Mrs Applewash was having company over and did not have the time to do this job correctly, the brass drawer handle needed to be re-ordered to repair correctly.

Step 1: Above fig.1 shows the drawer bolt has separated from the drawer anchor. Part of the reason why this drawer bolt was able to keep the drawer on the inside is that the handle had a metal sleeve that extended to the back end of the drawer. Once the screw was placed it secured one side of the handle.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the right side nightstand brass handle, the brass metal screws and plastic which will be used to fill the space missing from the damaged handle.
Fig.2 Clips
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the cutting of the plastic washers and fig.4 shows the plastic washers.
Fig.3 Cut clip
Fig.4 Washers
Step 4: Fig.5 shows how the assembly will be the (1) brass metal bolt, (2) the plastic washer, (3) the wood drawer and (4) the brass handle.
Fig.5 Full assembly
Step 5: Fig.6 shows the first three steps to placing together the drawer handle. First the bolt and the plastic washer through the wood drawer drawing in the brass handle.
Fig.6 White washer
Step 6: Fig.7 shows the bolts in place and the handle is working and fig.8 shows the brass handle now secured into the wood nightstand and the job is finished until the new part arrives.
Fig.7 Inside
Fig.8 Finished job

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