I've inherited my late mother's home. It's a park model home
(manufactured housing) and the cheapo particle board drawers are
disintegrating. I'm gluing/nailing/screwing them back together.
So far, I'm gluing particle board strips (3/8" wide), below the
drawer's side slots, back together with Titebond Premium (yel) wood
glue (water resistant). I need to extract the failing staples and
replace them with glue, screws, and 1" ring-shank panel nails. Also,
the screws holding the roller rails have pulled out of the particle
board sides. What is a good wood putty(?) brand to fill in the
stripped screw holes in the fiberboard drawer side panels?
On Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:23:42 PM UTC-5, notbob wrote:
Perhaps you might want to give up trying the fix the crappy drawers
and just make new ones. Pocket screws make it really simple. By
making a 4 sided box, you can put the old fronts on the new drawers
and everything will look the same. I've done it and couldn't be happier.
This is just one of the many videos showing how it's done. You can
DAGS for instructions, videos, etc.
I made the new drawers at least 4" longer than the original ones and
added full extension slides. I love 'em and more importantly, SWMBO
loves 'em too.
On Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 2:23:42 PM UTC-6, notbob wrote:
I use glue and wood toothpicks to fill any holes that need repairing before I put the screws back in. Wood putty tends to disintegrate, while real the real wood stays in the holes and gives the screws something solid to "grab".
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.