New to the group (mostly lurking and learning), relatively new to
I was given a set of drawers made of MDF and finished with latex paint
(semi-gloss). I built a cabinet for them and am using them for shop
The bottoms of the drawers are made of 1/8 inch hardboard, but
unfortunately, are simply nailed to the botom of the drawers, rather
than being set into dadoes. I find the drawers won't take very much
weight before the botoms sag, which causes the drawer below to "hang
up" on the one above as I try to open them.
To remedy this and improve the weight carrying ability, I thought of
removing the botoms and gluing rectangular strips (1/2 x 3/4), to the
inside perimeter of the drawers and then droping in a 1/4" or 3/8"
plywood bottom onto the strips.
I wanted to know if anyone can suggest a glue that will bond MDF (or
other wood material), to latex paint, as I don't want to have to sand
down all the drawer boxes.
Perhaps some also has an alternative way to "fix" these drawers ?
If it were just a few drawers, I would simply scrap these and build
new ones with a better design, but there are 14 of them and I have
several other more pressing projects I'd like to be working on.
Thank you in advance to anyone who can offer some suggestions.