desk center drawer slides
I recently acquired a nice old desk made by Myrtle Desk in NC. This desk has a large center drawer and it appears someone has replaced the drawer slides at one point with a very basic (white) metal slide with nylon wheels. This desk has a locking feature that is engaged when you close the center drawer all the way, which prevents the other drawers from being opened. One problem is the center drawer will not stay in the closed position unless I push it in and lock it with the key. It protrudes about one inch from its closed position. If I push the drawer it will go in all the way ...and I can feel the locking mechanism being engaged. I'm just wondering if this is normal, or is it possible the original drawer slides had some type of detent to hold the drawer in a fully closed position without being locked. As it is.... the only way the drawer will stay fully closed is to lock it with the key.