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Joints of bedroom dresser drawers have separated and need re-glued

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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Any high quality wood glue from HD or Lowes will do it. If you can close the gaps without removing the old hard glue...then go for it. Clamp well and leave overnight.

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