Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
There are a number of things that can cause a stuck drawer. Eric Stromer has trade secrets for all of them.
Tags:How to Fix a Stuck Drawer,aol living,eric stromer,eric stromer tips,home improvement ideas,Home Improvement Tips,tips for fixing a stuck drawer
Grab video code:
How to Fix a Stuck Drawer
Featured Pro: Eric Stromer Category: Home Improvement Time: 2:11
ERIC STROMER: Hey, I’m Eric Stromer with a GMC Trade Secret that I think is going to make your life a little bit easier.
Whether it’s in your bathroom, your kitchen, your bedroom or your den, eventually you’re going to have to deal with a drawer that sticks. Now, there are a number of things that can cause the problem. Let me show you what you can do to fix it.
Now, plastic and metal runners like these generally don’t stick. And if they do, you simply spray them with lubricant and they should work just fine. If that doesn’t solve the problem, as a last resort you can always replace them with runners like these and they should work much better.
Now, wooden drawers can be a little more stubborn. To fix a sticking wooden drawer, first pull out the drawer to determine the problem. Check to see if anything has fallen into the drawer guides and become stuck.
Now, if nothing is blocking the runners, you’ll next want to look at the drawer’s structure. Now, when you’re dealing with a drawer that’s having trouble sliding in and out, one of the first things I always recommend is knocking in anything that may be loose or sticking out.
Now the structure’s okay. Let’s take a look at these runners. So you see that this is where the drawer actually sits on the piece of furniture itself when it’s operating. Oftentimes these will get rough and expand and contract with weather conditions, so it’s a good idea to give it a little bit of sanding.
Now a couple of choices when it comes to wax. You have your paraffin. You also have your beeswax. There’s also liquid beeswax. So any of these products will be really helpful in this situation. I’m going to go ahead and use a little bit of the liquid beeswax here. Apply it with your finger. You can see that that’s really nice and smooth. It’ll actually operate and function really well now.
All right, so the other option is something called nylon tape. And this also works very, very well in this application. Just go ahead and apply it on the runner. Smooth it into position and then use a utility knife to trim it exactly to the size of your runner. That ought to slide very, very nicely.
Okay, let’s go see how our drawer works. Yeah, that’s much better.
Just a few simple steps will fix that sticking drawer and get it back to opening smoothly.