I have built in closets in my daughters room in our new home and the bottom 2 drawers are consistently falling off the track. I suspect that the left and right walls of the drawer are flaring out making the runners too wide for the drawers to catch (forgive me if I'm using the wrong words to describe these things).

Pictures below including a wooden support they built in to allow the drawers to not hit the side of the closet when they open.

Can anyone please offer me any advice or suggestions on how to potentially get this issue resolved? Thank you in advance!

Drawers after opening, have fallen off runners

Closet with drawers, before opening bottom 2

Closer view of wooden support on left

Closeup of wooden support

Screws on other side holding wooden support to drawers

Picture of the track

Picture of the runner

  • Can you pull out one of the drawers and take a picture showing what kind of tracks/runners these drawers are on?
    – CactusCake
    Jan 4, 2018 at 17:04
  • I would remove all the drawers and inspect the drawer slides to make sure that they are securely attached to the drawer and to the cabinet. Then measure the inside of the cabinet at the top drawer and the bottom drawer and you'll know if the cabinet is pulling apart. Jan 4, 2018 at 17:09
  • Yep. Might be as simple as tightening things up and adding washers to move the glides outboard.
    – isherwood
    Jan 4, 2018 at 17:58
  • @CactusCake I added the pictures. Let me know if that is what you are looking for.
    – Michael
    Jan 5, 2018 at 0:48
  • @PlatinumGoose I should have mentioned this in my original post but I did tighten the screws on all the drawers before I posted this. The problem, unfortunately, is not that the drawers are loose (they are solid). It is that the runners that the drawer attaches to are slightly too wide (seemingly especially at the front) so that when I pull the drawer out they slip off of them
    – Michael
    Jan 5, 2018 at 0:49


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