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Old 03-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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Crumbling drawers

Didn't want to hijack rednecks thread to ask this so starting a new thread...

Wondering what to do to fix that pressed (looks like sawdust glued together) wood that is crumbling on the edge in a couple of my drawers.








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in a pinch, i'd glue some nylon strip/channel to the bottom edge of the "wood" where it rubs against the frame. pressed wood is one of my all-time pet peeves.... i absolutely loathe the stuff. unfortunately, we as RV'ers have to endure the material as the industry used it extensively. my rig was equipped with plastic drawers that have "wood" fronts; they are one of the love/hate problems i have with the rig; they work great, they look fine, they're just PLASTIC, where i'd like real WOOD.
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Salvage the fronts and make some proper drawers. It's an easy woodworking project. You'll get great results!
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Salvage the fronts and make some proper drawers. It's an easy woodworking project. You'll get great results!
Don't know why they use pressboard so much, it is much heavier then real wood and absorbs water like a sponge and then expands and crumbles, almost all furniture made today is from that crap with a nice veneeer on it that fools you until it gets wet. It must be made of garbage trees ground up and dirt cheap to use.
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The easy fix is to simply brush some wood glue (yellow) over the exposed edges. It'll harden the wood. You could put channel over it if you wished.
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If its starting to crumble everything to try and fix it won't work in the long term. I agree with Ramblin, pull the fronts off and put together some new drawers.
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If its starting to crumble everything to try and fix it won't work in the long term. I agree with Ramblin, pull the fronts off and put together some new drawers.


Besides, isn't it about time MartySQ changed his drawers?
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Salvage the fronts and make some proper drawers. It's an easy woodworking project. You'll get great results!
Second, Front, Back Sides, Make new bottoms. If you happen to be near Upstate SC you can look up Thousand Trails and Carolina Landing.

The original sales building has been sold (years ago) to a cabinet maker. So you would not have to go far to find one

NOTE: This is not a recommendation for him, We have never met, nor done business, but if you do not feel up to doing the job yourself, this is the kind of person to visit.
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The stuff in the photo appears to be particle board. A newer product is medium density fiber board. Both suffer the same problems. As others mentioned, remove the old drawers and make new ones out of Baltic Birch ply. It's made in the old Soviet states and is not actually birch but a near enough cousin. It is extremely stable, very hard, and has 7, 9,or 13 plys depending on thickness. It has no voids anywhere. It's very nice to work with and it sands and stains beautifully. It will not fall apart if it gets wet.

As a cabinet maker many years ago I used Baltic birch a lot for drawers using a router and a dovetail jig. Once set up, You can make really beautiful all dovetail corners and glue them up. They will outlast any of us and are stable in any temperature or climate. It's really nice to work with and can be had at any hardwood distributer for about 3 times what AC plywood sells for. Most Home depots carry it also now and it can be had in 1/2 sheets for small projects.

Particle board is used in RVs for 1 reason only. COST. It's really cheap and it behaves badly in wet climates. I have no use for the stuff. As a cabinet maker I learned to use better quality materials for the job because they were cheap compared to labor. As our forest resources dwindle we all must learn to use the right product in the right location. Particle board and now medium density fiber board uses include paint grade stair casing and even crown moulding and paint grade baseboard and door casing. It has no use in cabinet making in my opinion. Even for backs of cabinets I used 1/4 inch baltic.
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It is not too difficult of a project to take the existing drawer fronts and make new drawers to fit the existing size. Use REAL wood or a good grade of plywood to make the drawers. It will help if you have a saw that can cut dado cuts or have a friend with a wood shop run you some side and end boards with the necessary cuts.

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I have a brother in law in the cabinet making business.... hmmm... wonder what I could barter to get a few drawers made up....
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Woodcraft and others sell pre-cut drawer sides. It is not that hard to make new drawers.

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