A friend of mine has a nice reproduction colonial style writing desk Windsor chair. Under the writing surface is a 8” x 12” x 2” deep drawer. The drawer slided on 2 wood rails. The drawer has 2 simple grooves for the rail to slide in. See picture.
As you can see the drawer is broken at the front of one rail. I am not talented enough to make an all new side and dovetail it to match the rest of the drawer. Is there a good way besides remaking the side to fix this drawer?
I was thinking to cut the broken section off at the groove and make a replacement piece that would replicate the top of the rail. This replacement rail would a have an additional piece that would slide down into the box so the rail and side support are sistered, giving the rail some structural support. Any better ideas???
Thanks for your help.