My 25-year old kitchen drawer sides are made of MDF and have been slowly deteriorating and raining sawdust down on the cabinet contents below for the past, um, 20 years. I've mentioned it to husband on and off for the past 20 years as one of the myriad reasons for wanting to replace the cabinetry in that room. Drawer facings that are splitting apart, peeling finish, sagging hinges, inaccessible spaces are a some of the other reasons. Yesterday, in a fit of manic nervousness over my pending surgery, he scurried around the house with a to-do list of chores. He was squatting down to get a pot out of the affected cabinet and remarked "Hey, why is all this sawdust in here? It's a mess!" Then I heard the sizzling pop of the lightbulb moment in his head as he dashed off to the garage, coming back with a roll of duct tape in his hand. He removed the drawer, brought it to the table, emptied the contents, flipped the drawer over and proceeded to tape the bottom edges of the offending drawer's sides. And since he was on a manic-duct-tape-roll, he decided to treat ALL the kitchen drawers thus, whether they needed it or not. After exhausting the entire roll of tape, he stood back and proudly declared the kitchen completely fixed and as good as any new kitchen could ever be and certainly for much, much less money than MY frivolous alternate choice for improving the situation. I'm wondering how long it will take him to notice how HARD it is to open the drawers now (especially since none have handles), or the fact that the tape is already starting to fall off? I'm afraid if I say anything to him, his next step will be a staple gun to secure the tape in place.