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Posted by Danielle Lozzi on 6/13/2021

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They just don't make furniture like they used to. But even well-made drawers can break from time to time. And when they do, the best thing you can do is fix the drawer joint quickly rather than tugging on a loose panel, causing warping damage.

Here's the simplest way to get that drawer working properly.

What you'll need

  • Wood glue or epoxy
  • Drywall knife or box cutter
  • Drill (optional)
  • Eye protection
  • Rag
  • Furniture pegs
  • Hammer
  • Rubber mallet
  • Two corner braces (optional) with eight screws 
  • Screwdriver
  • Step One: Determine the Joint Type

    The best-made furniture has a dovetail joint. This is a triangle-shaped interlocking piece of wood that connects the sides of the drawer together as well as the front panel. Pieces slide together like a puzzle.

    In economically-priced furniture, the drawer is secured together with wooden pegs and wood glue. This kind is much more likely to give you problems. Each time you slam it shut, those pegs jostle lose slightly until you have a gap.  The solutions below will help you repair 

    Step Two: Take the Drawer Apart

    Remove any part of the drawer that isn't fully connected. For example, the face of the drawer may be loose while the back joints are intact. Don't undo what's still working. Pegs may fit firmly in one side of the wood. You don't have to remove them unless they're loose. 

    Now, you're ready to take one of the two approaches.

    Step Three A: Clear the Surface & Re-glue the Pieces

    Very carefully use the drywall knife to peel away any glue on the surfaces. Place a strip of glue across the surface where two pieces come together. Wood glue works well. But epoxy is even better.

    Then re-insert pegs on the opposite side, hammering down half-way if needed. Press the wood together firmly until flush. Hold together while wiping away any glue that squeezes out. *Pro tip* Use the rubber mallet to hammer the two pieces together if the pegs won't go in completely. This won't damage the wood.

    If the furniture has broken dovetails, you need to get creative. Drill two to four holes slightly smaller than furniture pegs. Insert new pegs. And then complete step three.

    Step Three B: Reinforce Corners with Braces

    If the drawer is in a high traffic area, you might need to strengthen the drawer. So alternatively, place corner braces inside the drawer. After taking the drawer apart, position the braces in the inside of the drawer and use a pencil to mark where to drill. Drill holes for the braces and screw them in.

    And that's how to fix a broken drawer joint. For more fun DIY home fixes, follow our blog.

    Posted by Danielle Lozzi on 6/9/2021

    7-7A Monmouth, Boston, MA 02128

    East Boston's Eagle Hill



    WHAT A DEAL!! Completely Rehabbed from top to bottom. 1 year home warranty. Beautiful finishes. Low condo fees and self managed association. Close to trains, toll discount and residential tax discount. Buyer agent do diligence when discount takes effect. What else can you ask for! Restructured and supported; Nothing to do but buy and move in! Master BR w/on-suite. Floor to ceiling tiled shower. Custom shaker cabinets, Quartz counters, brand new HD WD flrs; all new electrical, all new plumbing even out to city line. Custom washer and dryer nook in apartment, no walking up and down to the basement which by the way is framed for large amount of extra storage. Navien tankless on demand hot water and heat/central air all for this unit. WAY TOO much to keep mentioning, come and see for yourself!
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    Posted by Danielle Lozzi on 6/6/2021

    If you池e buying a fixer upper, whether you plan to live on the property or flip it, there are plenty of things that you値l need to consider. So you can budget appropriately, below, many of the costs and fees are laid to so that you can see what you値l need to budget for when rehabilitating a home.

    The Overall Costs

    The costs that you値l incur in buying and finishing a home that needs to be rehabilitated are as follows:

    • The team needed for rehabilitation
    • The purchase price of the property
    • The cost of owning the property
    • The cost of selling the property (if you plan on flipping the home)

    The Team

    The people that you put together to rehab your home will be very important to the entire rehabilitation process. You should take the time to research each person that you池e hiring to be sure that they are a good fit for the job.

    Professionals who will be involved in the process include:

    • Lender
    • Attorney
    • Realtor
    • Contractor 
    • Insurance agent
    • Home inspector

    You can ask your realtor or other trusted contacts for recommendations. Putting a team in place helps to make the entire, sometimes cumbersome process of house rehabilitation a bit smoother. 

    Buying The Property

    These costs are pretty standard as if you were buying any other home. You値l need to pay closing costs, attorneys fees, realtor fees, and more. Costs typically included in a home purchase are:

    • Inspection
    • Purchase price
    • Closing costs
    • Appraisal

    You should budget for all of these typical home buying costs when buying a rehab home. 

    The Costs Of Home Rehabilitation

    This is where things get expensive. You値l need to first pay a contractor just to consult with them to see how they will create your vision for the property. You could also take another route an consult with a home inspector who has experience in construction. They can give you an idea of what the construction expense will be and what needs to be addressed. 

    When you do get to meet with contractors, you値l want to understand their construction experience and feel comfortable that they can produce the work that you need at a high level of quality.  

    Owning A Home

    Once you have the home in need of rehabilitation in your possession, you値l need to pay the typical costs of any homeowner. These include:

    • Mortgage payments
    • Taxes
    • Insurance
    • Utilities
    • Maintenance

    Even if you池e not currently occupying the home, once the property is purchased, all of these costs will need to be covered and considered. 

    If you decide to flip the property and sell it, you値l need to consider additional costs including realtor痴 fees and other closing costs.  

    Posted by Danielle Lozzi on 6/4/2021

    321123 Restaurant Opportunity St, Wakefield, MA 01880

    Business Opportunity


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    TRULY TURNKEY, Owners are moving south! Well established neighborhood restaurant. Lots of regulars are back frequenting restaurant. Survived pandemic with uber eats, grubhub and takeout orders. All the equipment will be yours to run a successful business. Beer, wine and cordial license (reapply with town) and at full capacity of 64 seats in dining areas. 3 separate seating areas can easily be set up for functions. Leased location; parking is available in-front and in public lots. Authentic food created by owner, established and loved by neighborhood. Local accolades, multiple top google ratings. Hood system with exhaust is 6 years old. Walk-in has newer compressor and newer motor. Multiple burners and ovens, Multiple refrigerators, catering equipment, fryolator, prep stations, separate waitress station. Four top and two top dining tables all included. Chefs wanting an opportunity to be their own boss at an affordable price now is the time.
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    Posted by Danielle Lozzi on 6/1/2021

    39 B Emanuel St, Revere, MA 02151



    Lower level apartment with great open floor plan. Newer appliances, washer dryer hookups in the unit. 2 large bedrooms and ample closet space. Conveniently located to highways and the newer built Paul Revere school. Private backyard for tenants use. All utilities are responsibility of tenant including water. All separately metered. Full application to be filled out to include Latest Paystub, References, gov't issued ID and Credit check. Move in before summer so you can enjoy the oldest public beach in the nation.
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