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Blog entry by WoodshopTherapy posted 05-30-2020 06:56 PM 577 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A customer brought me a broken drawer. It was made of particle board – not good for repairing. I made this video to show how to rebuild a drawer as simply as possible while still using reliable construction methods. The purpose of showing this is to encourage people to repair their broken furniture instead of throwing it I the landfill. I hope this is useful for a few people and may also help you learn how to build drawers for new furniture.

Video link—> https://youtu.be/nnjrNP-MXP0

-- Scott Bennett - sharing woodworking knowledge



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#1 posted 05-31-2020 09:49 PM

I’m guessing the cost of this repair was quite expensive when compared to the original price of the piece of furniture, based on my limited knowledge of the business of furniture repair & restoration, but knowing this was labor intensive. Did the piece of furniture have some sentimental value to the owner?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 06-07-2020 02:29 PM



I m guessing the cost of this repair was quite expensive when compared to the original price of the piece of furniture, based on my limited knowledge of the business of furniture repair & restoration, but knowing this was labor intensive. Did the piece of furniture have some sentimental value to the owner?

I’ve stopped questioning how people value their furniture. For years I tried to figure it out, but there’s no pattern. If someone wants it fixed, I price it out, and they decide yes or no. It’s like the saying “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”

-- Scott Bennett - sharing woodworking knowledge

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