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petitcat

02:35PM | 11/27/01
Member Since: 11/26/01
1 lifetime posts
I have a desk drawer that will open by
itself. It will stay closed when I close it
for a while, then if I bump the desk (which
I do often while I'm sitting at it), it will
open. Does anyone know a quick/easy way
to fix this?

Thanks,
Adam

Jay J

03:44AM | 11/28/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi petitcat,

Well, it depends. Is the drawer on a 'fixed rail', or is it on a removable rail? If you have a fixed rail, any fix may create a problem where the drawer will be hard to OPEN.

If you have removable rails, you could re-level the rails and reinstall them. You may have to drill NEW holes in the rail this time around unless you putty-fill the existing holes and re-drill. Just be careful when redrilling. Start w/a small bit, then work your way up to the size you want to finish with. Depending, you may have to 'block out' a spot if you end up remounting the rails. I had to do this on 2 of our kitchen drawers because inside wood was so worn, I couldn't reuse it. I simple glued and screwed a piece of wood next to the bad spot (that was the same width as the bad piece in there already), and drilled a couple of new pilot holes in the rail, and then remounted it.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

Iceman

11:35AM | 12/03/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Peticat,
Try leveling the desk as you would a pool table. I had the same problem.
Good Luck, Len

Jay J

04:36AM | 12/04/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hey Iceman - Good point !!!

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!



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