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Repairing a Stiff Roll Top Desk?

How do you make a stiff roll top desk roll up and down easier?

By karen from marion il.

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April 21, 20090 found this helpful
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Just what I was going to say; soap or wax or WD40.

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August 3, 20180 found this helpful

Bees Wax. You can buy it in tubes. Keep it in a desk drawer and use as needed. Rolltop desks are notorious for sticking periodically.

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April 21, 20090 found this helpful
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I inherited my Father's antique rolltop desk and it needed some dust removed from the rolltop to make it open smoothly. I vacuumned the rolltop while closed along every movable part and moved the rolltop up and vacuumed the channels it moved in as much as possible. I also used furniture lemon oil on the channels and rolltop too. It worked for me.

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I have also used candle wax on sticky drawers before. Maybe that would help too. Good luck.

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April 20, 20090 found this helpful

Rub a bar of soap or a candle inside the grove that the slats roll up & down in then open & shut the desk 5 or 10 times.

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April 12, 20190 found this helpful

I've tried wax and wd40. Wax worked the best, but it still sticks. Has anyone tried coconut oil??

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May 1, 20190 found this helpful

i can not get my top to go back up on my roll top desk.their is nothing to unlock.

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