|Fig.1 The tools|
Supplies and Tools:
3/4 X 3/4 hard Birch wood
1x2x4 Douglas Fir
Chisel wood 1-inch
Cordless circular saw Makita
Cordless 9-volt batteries Makita
Cordless screwdriver and Phillip Bit
Glue acid brush
Spring clamps - large and medium
Pan head screws
Washers metal chrome
Wood bench (2)
Wood pencil #2
Wood planner - electric
James Tu called to repair an old wood dresser that was given to him when he became a United States citizen. He knew the dresser did not have any monetary value but he wanted it repaired. I advised him to go to a furniture repair company but he wanted to repair it today if possible. This is a temporary repair of a wooden dresser.
This post shows the fourteen steps on how to make a wood drawer guide for an antique dresser.
Step 1: Fig.1 shows the tools needed for this repair. All tools listed above.
Step 2: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the old drawer guide made of wood from an antique wood dresser. It appeared to be a T-shaped guide and the side are not square for the metal slide.
|Fig.2 Damaged wood |
|Fig.3 Slide worn|
|Fig.4 Drawer splintered|
|Fig.5 Drawer slide|
|Fig.6 Drawer other end|
|Fig.7 Making the slide|
|Fig.8 Wood planner|
|Fig.9 Sizing the rail|
|Fig.10 Cutting bottom rail|
|Fig.11 Cutting drawer top slide|
|Fig.12 Drawer guide|
|Fig.13 Guide notch|
|Fig.14 Spring clamps|
- Fig.15 shows the hole is drilled into the guide.
- Fig.16 shows the hole is countersunk to fit the edges of the pan head screw.
- Fig.17 shows a 1/2 inch spade bits countersink is started.
- Fig.18 shows the hole is not deep enough.
- Fig.19 show that the guide is clamped in place using spring clamps.
- Fig.20 shows the guide is notched and the hole is ready to used.
|Fig.15 Cordless drill |
create screw hole
|Fig.16 After the hole |
countersink the screw
|Fig.17 1/2 inch|
|Fig.18 Not deep enough|
|Fig.19 Spring clamps |
|Fig.20 Ready to use|
|Fig.21 Insert screw|
|Fig.22 Place screw|
|Fig.23 Remove |
|Fig.24 Drawer slide and Wood guide|
|Fig.25 T-guide fits but its too long|
|Fig.26 Finished guide|
Step 14: Fig.27 shows this is the new wood drawer guide inserted back into the dresser. Fig.28 shows the dresser now repaired.
|Fig.27 Inserted |
|Fig.28 Dresser repaired|
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