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Soft Close Drawers

I have brand new soft close kitchen drawers. However they are very hard to pull out and they do not close very well. Can this improve with usage? Or could they be installed wrong?
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How do I remove a drawer from Whitney desk (Pottery Barn)

I have a desk drawer that is not staying closed, so I want to take the drawer out and adjust the gliders or something, but I can't figure out how to remove the drawer. The drawer is on a Whitney desk ...
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How to remove a screw inserted from the wrong side in an IKEA ALEX drawer unit?

We just bought an IKEA Alex 9 drawer unit. I assembled most of it without difficulty, except for step step 25 from the assembly instructions. I wasn't paying enough attention, and screwed the screw in ...
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Board on top of computer desk drawers blocking 2 cam locks because incorrectly installed upside down. Smashing and removing board cause instability?

I am disassembling a computer desk for a move. I think that removing the cam locks would remove the top of the desk. The problem is that there's a board on top of the drawers that is blocking 2 ...
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how to fix drawer slides scaping against drawer?

I just built and installed four drawers into a bed frame I recently built. I was careful to keep everything square and parallel and the finished sides of the drawers as well as the cabinet where they ...
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How to I fit a drawer into this cabinet? (Kitchen - no side panel)

My plan is to fit a drawer into the pictured space. (Apologies for the bad photo. It is for all intents and purposes identical to the one below but without the runners) Based on a fixture elsewhere ...
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Is it possible to convert a sliding drawer into a rolling drawer?

I have a beautiful, reclaimed-wood fitted wardrobe made for my house by some folks in my social circle. I love it. Except. The drawers are huge and heavy, and simply slide out wood-on-wood, ...
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Missing front of cabinet drawer, need to sell my house

One of the drawer front panels for a kitchen cabinet broke a while ago and I need to somehow get it replaced but I don't know where to look or who I should contact. I don't have the panel anymore at ...
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Do non-wrapping epoxy drawer slides still exist?

I need to replace the slides in a chest. The slides are epoxy slides manufactured by 'Waterloo'. The pieces that mount on the drawers do not wrap around the bottom of the drawer; they are screwed, ...
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What could be causing my kitchen drawers to be sliding out?

Two out of the four kitchen drawers are sliding open after about 20 seconds of staying closed. I managed to fix one by tightening the screws, but one continues to misbehave. I compared the ones that ...
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How to make drawers soft close?

I've bought a MALM drawer system that comes without any soft close-mechanism on the drawers. Is it possible to make or buy external silencers that i can attach to the drawers so they don't make so ...
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How do I fix a broken brass drawer pull?

This drawer pull comes from an antique dresser; it mates with a threaded screw that goes inside the drawer. The collar on the drawer pull has gradually become thinner and cracked, and no longer ...
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How can I install a kitchen drawer with only one side and no front beam?

I've got a set of IKEA cabinets that have a place for a drawer that's currently just a cover: I'd like to install a drawer here, but there's only a full cabinet wall on the right side. The left is ...
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How to release this accuride drawer slide?

I have tried everything, and looked all over the web. This slide lacks release levers that I can find/see! Other than unscrewing the plate from the drawer, is there a way to get teh drawer out? I ...
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How to remove dresser drawers

I know there are several different types of drawer removal mechanisms. (Not sure on the names so feel free to edit) Free rolling. These open by simply rolling the drawer fully out and lifting the ...
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How to go about staircase drawers and drawers below stairs

I would like to utilize empty space in my house and there are two areas I would like to add extra drawers for my family. First area would be the actual staircase. It would be optimal to cut out a ...
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What can I use to stop drawers in an organizer from sliding out all the way?

I have purchased several of these small drawer units: However, when I open the drawers, they come straight out - there is no mechanism to ensure that the drawers stay in the slot. In the past, I ...
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How can I open a desk drawer that is jammed closed by the stuff inside? [duplicate]

I have a desk drawer that I need to get into but it only opens and inch. I had a lot of stuff packed inside, I'm not sure if something is jammed.
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How do I remove this sliding drawer in my kitchen?

OK, so I for the life of me can not figure out how to take these drawers off of their slides. The ones I have used in the past have had obvious tabs to push in, or you just had to lift the drawer up ...
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How can I replace a missing IKEA drawer slide?

I am missing one part of the drawer runner on one of my pieces of ikea furniture. It's the leftmost one in this picture, the part of the runner that attaches to the drawer itself: Are drawer ...
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What's the easiest way for me to cut thin metal?

Will someone at Home Depot or Lowe's be able to cut this for me? If not, what tool should I buy and use? Edit Thanks for all the help! I ended up buying a Dremel. I went through 6 cut-off wheels ...
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How can I install drawer slides so that they line up and work properly?

I've got some drawer slides I want to use in some garage cabinets: How can I make sure I install them accurately so that the drawer fits nicely and lines up right where I want it? If someone could ...
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What does the 16“ in ”16-Inch Full Ext Drawer" refer to?

I'm building a project that involves sliding drawers. I'm shopping for drawer slides and I'm not sure what the 16" in the title below refers to? Does it mean the drawer hardware is 16 inches closed? ...
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What is this small L shaped bracket thing called?

I have a drawer that broke because the screw which held this little plastic piece was tightened too far and cracked it. Could someone help me identify it so that I can order another one?
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How to fix drawer runners

I have a set of drawers (custom made) that have draw runners which are attached to the bottom of each drawer on both sides. Unfortunately, the small plastic wheels on part that attaches to the housing ...
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Where to find drawer box components?

My kitchen cabinets need an overhaul. The cabinets, doors, and drawer fronts are in decent enough shape that I can clean, sand, and stain or paint. The drawer boxes themselves however are not ...
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How do I make a pull out drawer?

I am in the process of making some drawers for one of my cabinets. I have a rough idea of how I will do it, but if someone who has made this kind of drawer could tell me what all I will need it would ...
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How can I open an overfilled drawer?

Does anyone have any bright ideas for how to open a drawer that has become jammed shut because it has been filled up too much? I've had a look at the underside and can get at the bottom of the drawers ...
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How do I reinforce a drawer bottom?

I recently bought a self-assembly wardrobe. After assembling it, the drawer bottoms were not held in place by enough wood (I think the groove for the drawer base was too close to the bottom of the ...