Wednesday, November 14, 2012

That Dang Hemnes Dresser

As I mentioned back in this post our well-built black bedroom furniture got the boot for the white Ikea Hemnes furniture when we needed to lighten things up.  But my dear Hemnes dresser couldn't hold up to my collection of clothes. 

I kept fixing the dresser only to have it burst open in a "you can't fix me, you can't fix me" taunt.  Even putting a few more nails into it did nothing to help.  Finally fed up with simply putting the dresser back together, I decided to fix this dresser once and for all. 

 I took my trusty Gorilla Glue and ran a bead on both the front and back pieces for each drawer.

 I used the Lucerne milk crate that we use as a toy bin to weigh down the drawers until the glue dried.

And then I filled them back up and gave it the ol' push test, but not too hard.  I'm not crazy, people!  Plus, my faith is not too strong in Mr. Hemnes being able to escape his utter doom. It's only a matter of time before this little lady is going shopping for a well-built vintage piece.



  1. Bummer. I've had 4 Hemnes pieces for years and never had trouble with them. Maybe you got a lemon!! I hope the glue holds!!


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