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Need to glue some joints in the drawers of my wooden/cardboard dresser

Some of the joints of the drawers have become separated; the sides of the drawers are wood, and the bottoms are like a strong cardboard. There's still a bead of the original glue by the joints; does this need to be removed before regluing and clamping? I hope not, because this may mean more effort than it's worth. Any recommendations on what type of glue to use? It takes considerable force to rejoin the pieces, so the glue must be strong.

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Yes it would need to be removed ,,, scrape of the excess and use a low grit sand paper to make it quicker ........ usually how wood joints work is the glue makes the male joint expand inthe female joint making a very strong bond . for this you need to make sure all old glue is removed so the wood is exposed again so the glue can be absorbed into the wood ... pva glue works well , ask at your diy store they will be able to suggest a good adhesive. if you dont want to clean it maybe a modern adhesive like no nails may work too .... good luck

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