So my bedroom dresser is pretty old. I recently have noticed a crack going down one of the slabs of wood. Is the only way to fix this with glue? I want to be able to fix it without replacing any of the wood, because it is handmade and almost impossible to take apart. And sadly I cannot post a photo because when I try, it doesn’t support my software. :(

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    Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Would you add a picture of the dresser and the problematic crack? And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to participate here. – Daniel Griscom Aug 4 '19 at 21:16
  • Has it been moved to a less humid environment / area? Or fitted A/C recently which may have caused the crack? – Solar Mike Aug 4 '19 at 22:06
  • I have a similar problem with an old walnut dresser. The standard wood clamps were not enough, so I stopped messing with it. Next step is some rig with a car or truck jack. – Wayfaring Stranger Aug 4 '19 at 23:20
  • You might consider asking this on the Woodworking Stack Exchange: woodworking.stackexchange.com At the very least, please, please, please if this is a piece of any value (dollars or sentimental) don't try flooding the crack with wood glue or epoxy until you are absolutely certain about what the outcome will be. – Z4-tier Aug 5 '19 at 13:01
  • The best way to proceed depends on what caused the crack and where it's at. If it was due to expansion/contraction or damage. Is it two boards once glued coming apart or does the crack stem from a knot. A photo would be very helpful. – Phaelax z Aug 5 '19 at 19:34

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