dimensionally stable — may swell as much as 1/8’’ per foot of width. So that explains why your drawers are stuck, but how might you un-stick them? If money isn’t a problem, your best solution is to dehumidify the room. For around $150, a dehumidifier will loosen your drawers faster than the Jillian Michaels diet. But times are tight — pun fully intended — and there is an affordable way to get those drawers moving. Aim a heat lamp at the affected furniture to slowly rid the wood of its moisture. Once you've coaxed the drawer out, apply paraffin or paste wax to the runners and sides. Or just move to Phoenix and leave those sticky drawers behind!