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My drawers are too stiff!

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ZolaBuddleia Mon 20-May-13 14:18:21

No, not a starching accident, I have two wooden chests of drawers where the drawers just slide in, ie they don't have a groove down the side for runners.

They are really stiff to get in and out, any ideas to make them more free sliding?

Seeline Mon 20-May-13 14:20:01

Do you mean they are wood on wooden runners?
Rub both the drawer and the runner with candle wax.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 20-May-13 15:09:58

Not sure of terminology, there are no grooves down the sides to line up with anything, the drawer just pushes into the hole. The bottom side edges of each drawer rest on thin bits of wood.

Will try candles, thanks. Wonder where one can buy a single candle in this day and age?

PolterGoose Mon 20-May-13 15:49:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 20-May-13 15:54:13

Will go to Ikea and buy a bag of 5000. grin

PolterGoose Mon 20-May-13 15:55:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nemno Mon 20-May-13 15:57:04

Birthday cake candle might save you an expensive trip smile

Showtime Tue 21-May-13 12:43:14

Soap works just as well as candle-wax, or even beeswax if you have a bit in sewing box.

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