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Old 10-28-2014, 07:45 PM   #1
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Broken Slide Trim

We were extending the passenger side bedroom slide when I heard a loud crack, a sickening sound. Apparently one of the rear cabinet doors was not closed or had come open during travel and snagged the slide trim during extension. The HWH slides move pretty fast and before I could stop, the damage was done. The large trim was broken into two pieces .

So, my woodworking skills will be tested. I plan to use some dowels, glue and clamps to make the repair. I know I can put it back together but not sure I can refinish and effectively hide the split. If not, then off to my favorite mill shop to have new trim made.

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Let us know how it goes and a pic of the final result.
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I used dowels and glued the piece together. I had to do some sanding so to get a uniform finish I had to strip the entire piece, restain with Minwax cherry, and finish with four coats of satin polyurethane. You can barely see the fine crack where the piece broke but you have to look close to see it.

Pleased with results.

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Good job. Looks nice!
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I will 2nd that... you did a great job...
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JUST GLUE IT!

Titebond outdoor is all you need.

I had a woodworking mag years ago that performed stress testing of various joints and glues.

Dowells and biscuits only aided in alignment and provided little if any improvement in shear strength.

Simply do the following.

With stiff brush (soft wire detail works well) gently brush out the surfaces of bare wood to remove the splinters.

Pour some titebond on a plate

With an acid brush or old tooth brush paint the mating surfaces on both parts with the glue then work it into the wood with brush or finger

Assemble them and wipe off extra seepage with damp rag.

Work them back together and use tape or rubber bands to clamp it.

Be very careful and it will fit perfect and hold it until set.

Once it sets then allow it to cure for a day

Once cured the wood will break before the glue.

You can use knife to scrape off any hardened seepage.

Light steel wool to clean it up then top coat finish if needed.
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JUST GLUE IT!

Titebond outdoor is all you need.

I had a woodworking mag years ago that performed stress testing of various joints and glues.

Dowells and biscuits only aided in alignment and provided little if any improvement in shear strength.

Simply do the following.

With stiff brush (soft wire detail works well) gently brush out the surfaces of bare wood to remove the splinters.

Pour some titebond on a plate

With an acid brush or old tooth brush paint the mating surfaces on both parts with the glue then work it into the wood with brush or finger

Assemble them and wipe off extra seepage with damp rag.

Work them back together and use tape or rubber bands to clamp it.

Be very careful and it will fit perfect and hold it until set.

Once it sets then allow it to cure for a day

Once cured the wood will break before the glue.

You can use knife to scrape off any hardened seepage.

Light steel wool to clean it up then top coat finish if needed.
Actually I did use Titebond and since the break was so long I used 4 small dowels for alignment. Since the broken edges were not straight, drilling for the dowels was a pain so, if I had to do it again, I would not mess with the dowels. I've never had anything come apart that I glued with Titebond
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Good looking job. Happened to me on the Alpenlite 5er with a rear kitchen, the silverware drawer came open and hooked the slide. Glade the slide was on an on-off switch but I had to get new drawer slides. After that all drawer fronts had rubber bands around them to hold them in, worked great.
2 good rubber bands around those 4 knobs would keep the doors closed if they pooped open, just a thought.
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We have made quite a few this and thats and many have zero fasteners or dowels or other supporting things.

Only time screws are used is for hinges or things that need to be removed.

This cradle has some screws in the box just in case...and to keep spacer washers on the pivots.

The rest is just glue.
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I feel your pain. My experience was with my bedroom TV. The lock came loose, actually I think I didn't latch it right, and caught the TV. So a new TV and some work on the cabinet put things right. The bad part was the $220 replacement
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