VINTAGE FURNITURE REPAIRS - saggy drawer bottoms

I took on a furniture project recently
that turned into 8 hours of just wood
working repairs before any beautifying. I'm sharing each repair in different posts. Let's start with the first problem ....








This fellow had SAGGY DRAWER BOTTOMS


The bottom of a drawer had bow from the weight stored in
 the drawer over time. In the photos BELOW you can see the 
arch in the bottom of the long drawer and the sawdust 
evidence of the drawer bottom scraping on the metal stop.

 
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MY FIX:

I used weights to straighten the bottom of the drawer out 
then I glued a piece of 1x4 hardwood wood from front to back
 that will not let the drawer flex any more. The weights stayed
 on the drawer for 24 hours while the glue hardened.


Here is another peak at the sideboard's finished look.


Thank you to a couple of ladies who offered their
solution for fixing saggy drawer bottoms. Every tip and trick is welcome in the hopes that it will help the next person. If you would like more information on FLIPPING drawer bottoms as an option to fix your drawers I wrote an article about that here.

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The other repairs can be found at these links:
LEG SUPPORTS: CLICK HERE
BROKEN DRAWER JOINTS: CLICK HERE
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