Kreg Repair
of Table With Drawer
Was Very Simple!

Unsupported Drawer in Side Table Easily Repaired With Kreg Jig K5.

The Kreg repair of this table with drawer was the first project my teen-age son did with our new Kreg Jig K5!

This nondescript, and not particularly valuable, table ended up in our possession because the drawer no longer worked.  I have a reputation for fixing things. . . .

Even without the drawer it has seen a lot of use (and sometimes abuse) from a household of boys.   For some reason, it just always seemed the right size for the computer monitor, or a tight corner, etc., so it didn't get passed on.

One day I found the drawer in the garage, and thought there has to be a way to get this drawer to work.

With our new Kreg Jig K5, the drawer is functional again.

See how simple the Kreg repair was in the photos below.

First Kreg Jig Project for a Beginner Woodworker!

I was looking for an easy project my teen-age son, Robb, could do from start to finish.  Fixing this sagging drawer worked out just right.

Whatever system that originally held the drawer in position was missing.  Together we figured out that if we ran two 1x3s for the drawer edges to slide on, the drawer should work just fine.

The first step was to determine how long to cut the two pieces.

Setting Up the Kreg Jig K5.

Over the last couple of weeks Robb had drilled some practice pocket holes in different thicknesses of wood, so setting up the Kreg Jig K5 for 3/4" this time went very quickly.

Both he and I appreciate how easy it is to adjust the clamp that holds the wood.

If you want to see
how easy it is to set up
the Kreg Jig K5, click here.

Drilling the Pocket Holes is the Fun Part!

Once the wood was cut to length, it was time to drill the pocket holes.

Since Robb last drilled the practice pocket holes, he got his first shop vac.  You can just see it in the background.

It works great with the adapter at the front of the Kreg Jig K5!  Without the mess, the drilling went so much faster, too.

Next Step was to Install the 2 "Slides" into the Table.

We lined up each board with the bottom of the drawer opening, and Robb drove the Kreg pocket hole screws.

We couldn't figure out how to clamp the new pieces in place, so Mom held while Robb did the driving.

Determine Kreg Screw Size with Chart.

Robb had already checked what screw size he needed for this Kreg repair, using the chart that comes with the Kreg Jig K5.

Next Step in this Kreg Repair was to Attach the 2nd Side.

He flipped the table over, and connected the second end of each of the 1x3s to the back of the table.

The Drawer Slid In as Clean as Could Be!

The whole process of this Kreg repair - from measuring for the wood, to cutting to length, to setting up the jig, to drilling pocket holes, to installation - took just over 1/2 hour. 

The table looks so much better with the drawer in!

In fact, it looks nice enough to deserve some refinishing - maybe another day.

Repair is NOT Noticeable.

Unless you are lying on the floor next to the table, you would never know that it had been repaired.  Pretty cool!  Proud of this kid!


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