Questions tagged [cabinets]

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Kitchen Cabinet Replacement [closed]

I have one compartment of kitchen cabinet (dimension 18x35x24) in my rental house that got water damage that I would like to replace. See picture. I can easily find the exact dimension from Home Depot ...
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Is there any issue with wiring a GFCI to a switch?

We have a wire the goes from Breaker > 2 switches. first switch goes to a recessed lighting above second switch goes below to an outlet under the sink in a cabinet that controls the garbage ...
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What material is used to create oven/cooker kitchen cabinets?

My concern is fires. I think the sides of ovens sometimes heat a lot, and this makes me wonder how to design a: Cabinet inside which built-in/enclosed ovens rest. The sides, including the bottom ...
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How to adjust butt hinge that won't close all the way?

An old piece of furniture I have has some kind of butt hinge that doesn't close all the way. When I try to close it, the outer part collides with the corner of the inner hinge piece, something that's ...
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How can I open a kitchen cabinet door where the child lock is keeping it closed?

We have recently moved into a new house and our kitchen cabinet doors appear to have child locks fitted. One of the cabinets has suddenly locked shut, and we cannot get it open. The following links ...
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How to re-attach this cabinet piece after plumber had to cut it out?

A plumber was snaking a clogged kitchen pipe when the pipe behind my cabinets was dislodged. The only way we could think of reattaching it was to cut out a portion of the cabinet so he could access ...
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What is the name of photographed hinge?

The goal is to order a replacement hinge online (such as Amazon.com) with the correct search words. The hinge is connects the door to the kitchen cabinet:
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Cabinet doors dropped after initial fitting

I have built some kitchen-styled cabinets for my office. They are situated atop an 18mm mdf base as this is over carpet, in order to help get level easier. I have ensured that the cabinet is level in ...
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Is there a way to flatten warped hardwood cabinet doors?

I painted my kitchen cabinets, and afterwards, close to half of the doors don't sit flush against the cabinet. It doesn't make much sense, but I suspect the painting process may have warped the doors ...
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Methods for fitting base cabinets on top of carpet

I am wanting to fit some kitchen-style base cabinets for storage in one of my rooms, however this room has carpetted floor. I was thinking about buying/building actual kitchen cabinets as these seem ...
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Cabinet to conceal dryer hose -- okay to mount just to floor and ceiling?

first time attempting a built-in of any kind. We have this unattractive space next to our stacked washer/dryer and I'd like to fill it with a built-in cabinet -- drawers on the bottom, shelves up top. ...
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Soundproofing wooden server cabinet

I have build a wooden (well, 22mm mdf) cabinet to hold my server, switch etcetera. I wish to soundproof the cabinet as well as possible. Obviously complete proofing is not possible, because it needs ...
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Kitchen Cabinet Materials with lowest emission, Vocs, etc

What are the kitchen cabinet materials which have Low Air Gas toxic emission, (low VOCs, low formaldehyde) ? I see different material types: Solid Wood, Veneer, MDF, Laminate, plywood, metal, Melamine,...
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What kind of screw do I need here to hold a cabinet hinge?

What kind of screw is supposed to be used to mount this cabinet door hinge? You can see the screw holes circled in red. They look smoothly bored out, so not sure how the screws are held in place. ...
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How to stabilize wall cabinet on tiles without drilling?

I've bought this IKEA wall cabinet which should be drilled into the wall. In my case I need it to "sit" on the floor instead of hanging it. More importantly, the room has tiles and I can't ...
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Cabinets Installed Directly on Slab?

I just had some cabinets installed in my kitchen directly on the concrete slab foundation, and the installer didn't use any moisture barrier or anything comparable to ensure the wood products avoid ...
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Flip-up cabinet door no longer soft-closes

I have kitchen cabinets with doors that flip open. An adjustable spring will hold them up, when opened. When you close the door, it catches the fall and the last 10cm of closing is done softly. ...
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Building a trackless, sliding projector mount [closed]

I have a neat little motorized projector screen that disappears into the ceiling space when I'm not using it. It's mounted 50 cm from the wall, so it drops down just in front of my 47cm deep console + ...
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How to adjust hinges on cabinet that's started opening on its own

Different hinges than Cabinet door opening on it's own, how do I adjust this type of hinge?. We got this cabinet with the house and it's been self-closing for about ten years. Recently, it's ...
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How to manage cables with cabinets

We're in the process of installing a wet bar with cabinets and a bar fridge. Pictured below: We have the bar fridge going into this middle section and utilizing the other available outlet. My ...
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What laminate to I use for interior of kitchen cabinets?

I have a void left after removing an appliance that is not being replaced. Due to the size I'll be building my own cabinet. To match the interior of the existing cabinets I need a matte white laminate,...
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How to safely hang this bathroom mirror and medicine cabinet

While opening the medicine cabinet last night I felt it move away from the wall! When I took off the cabinet it appears that the person that installed it just drilled screws into a horizontal sheet of ...
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What can I do with two blind corners ('C'-shaped kitchen)

I have this space: There is around 80cm underneath the counter, call it 70cm afer allowing for a toekick. This consists of: 120cm on the left, reduced by around 9cm of wall to 111cm, of which 60cm ...
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How Would I Remove this Mepla Hinge from the Door portion?

I don't want to damage the door by prying, so I'm hoping there's some other reasonable option. This was addressed before, but my hinge is different.
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What style cabinets are these?

What is this style of face frames and drawer faces called? I can see that they are inset and have a newel, but I’d like to know the name of the style of the doors and faces so I can order similar ones....
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How to fix a wardrobe in double plasterboard?

I started fixing a wall-mounted-wardrobe via rail (BOAXEL Ikea) onto the bedroom wall using geefix and snaptoggle. It was all fine as my walls are 12.6mm gypsum-carton plaster, followed by a hollow ...
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Any considerations using spray foam to fill holes in bottom of cabinet where piping comes in?

In the bottom of my sink's cabinet, the piping comes in through generously sized holes. This area is a mouse hot-spot. They come into the cabinet through here, and so as part of my overall rodent ...
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In a new, well built house, what is a typical amount to plan to shim cabinets?

Do you normally end up shimming 1/4" or less? Or can even a well built house end up as high as 5/8" or 3/4" over 15 feet? I just don't have a sense of what is "typical" to ...
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Screw hole too big now in stud for hanging cabinets up. What can I do?

My holes are now too big in the stud I was going to use to hang up my ikea cabinet. What options do I have to still try to use that location? I needed to have it I installed there because my other ...
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What is the purpose of the hole in this drawer?

Our 1953 built house has a built-in cabinet and shelving unit in the living room. One of the drawers was made without sides and has an unusually shaped hole in the bottom (to the point where there is ...
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Musty/smelly cabinets

I just bought an older house that had really bad DIYers. As a result, the inside of the kitchen cabinets were never finished and absorbed all kinds of smells. The worst is the musty smells. I ...
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How do I repair damage to wood on cabinet from glue?

I unfortunately stuck a door stop holder onto my cabinet and when I removed it. It took some of the wood with it. Is there a way to repair this?
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Can I build tool storage cabinets off of bottom of deck joists?

I have room, and would like to make, some storage for tools in an area under my deck using 3/4 in plywood. I could cement in 4x4 or something in the ground and build off of that but behind a ...
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How to prevent air bubbles in spray painting cabinets

I am redoing my cabinets. My primer and first coat of paint went on flawlessly - a beautiful finish. I have done all the prep properly, like sanding between coats, but for some reason I keep getting ...
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How do I re-route this wall register to exit a cabinet base?

I am redoing our kitchen, and adding more cabinets. This register ended up behind 2 cabinets. How should I route the duct to 1 or 2 toe kick vents? Do I need duct work under the cabinet, or can I just ...
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How to adjust these soft close hinges on the door?

The cabinets in my kitchen have soft close hinges --- see pictures below. The hinges brand is Hettich. One of the cabinets suddenly stopped closing "softly" and it just slams right back in. ...
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Leveling countertop for quartz

I had a Formica countertop that originally had an edge with a raised bar. I removed the Formica and the raised bar - it was made up of a stack of 2x4s that I removed - the last 2x4 that I left was ...
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Can I use silicone as a light adhesive?

Can I use acrylic w/silicone as a light adhesive - wood to glass? Or is there something better? Not for structural support. (I'm taking care of that on the sides of the cabinet. Cabinet sits on a ...
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Cabinet hinge fastener

We removed all of the hinges to paint our kitchen cabinets last week. We had an issue with the pie-corner cabinet door hinges, though. When we attempted to remove the screws from one side of the hinge ...
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Will removing a cabinet wall create structural issues?

I have a terrible blind corner in my kitchen and I am trying to figure out the best way to handle it. My top idea right now is to cut out the wall separating it from another space and put in a mid ...
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How to install butcher block island top with stove in the middle?

I'm currently building out a kitchen island and am running into a design dilemma. The island will consist of two 24" wide Ikea Sektion cabinets, each supported and anchored to the floor using 3 ...
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What hardware do I need to hang this cabinet on a wall?

My mother-in-law brought us a very nice cabinet that weighs 30 pounds and is 20"W x 32"H x 4"D. She got it from her parents, and we suspect it was sitting on top of another piece of ...
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What is the name of a part that is placed between drawer tracks and the cabinet wall for a narrower drawer?

I've seen these pieces that look a bit like plastic cubes that were used as in the question title. There were four of them, two on each side, holding a track for a drawer that was narrower than ...
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Adding Under Cabinet LED Strip with Direct Power

I plan to add under cabinet RBG LED Strips. I have a 1-gang light switch box that controls my pendant lights. I plan to convert that to a 2-gang box and tap into that existing power to add another ...
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Repair Side of Cabinet from Cat Scratches

Long story short, I bought a house and the previous owner had cats, one cat scratched up the side of this cabinet. I would rather try to repair than to replace. My plan is to paint all the cabinets in ...
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Drawer Roller Runner Comes Off Track

In my pantry, there are six drawers stacked vertically. Each drawer is on a pair of 18" roller runners. In the front, the track is mounted to wood. In the back, the track plugs into a face frame ...
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DIY steel frame kitchen cabinets -- is this a good or bad idea?

I'm planning to build my own kitchen cabinets, and I understand the basic methods used for American and European styles. For some reason, I'm tempted by the idea of using steel frames instead of the ...
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How do I support a granite countertop over a dishwasher?

I'm currently designing a kitchen for myself - I'm going to be building all of the cabinetry, and I'd like to install a granite countertop. The counter will probably be 2cm thick as I'm told this is a ...
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How to add handles to glass Justis doors?

We just bought a condo - the kitchen has the Ikea Rubik horizontal pull-up glass doors (now known as the Justis glass doors). With me being on the shorter side, it's hard for me to open without using ...
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Will I need to redo/repair drywall if I renovate my kitchen entirely?

So my girlfriend and I bought a new house and we're renovating the kitchen entirely. We do business with a fairly high-end company that will take care of things like counters, cabinets, ceramic on the ...
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