Questions tagged [cabinets]

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What type of hinge is this?

I need to replace some bent (30 year old) hinges on our kitchen cabinets, but I don’t know what to search for. I have looked in the big box stores and haven’t seen any that resemble the kind I need. I’...
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DTC Soft Close Slider Replacement?

One of the sliders on one of the cabinets in our kitchen has been bent (kid fell on it). I've searched for "DTC 533 soft close slider" (DTC 533 can be seen on the slider below) to try and ...
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Identifying old cabinet latch

I bought an old piece of furniture with two cabinet doors. One of them is missing a catch, and I am having a hard time identifying it. The overall dimensions of the latch are about 1" x 0.5"....
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Building a drawer with no sides, or non-load-bearing sides? [closed]

Is there a soft-close undermount drawer slide that attaches to the sides of the cabinet, and to the bottom of the drawer, even if the drawer doesn't have standard drawer-box sides? For example, ...
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Remove protective coating quickly

I have a contract to install a lot of kitchens. I have had to deal with protective film on doors before but I just picked at it, it takes forever to remove. I tried a heat gun this time but it wasn’t ...
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Mounting bracket best practice for cabinet against wall

I just received a (nearly) floor to ceiling Wayfair cabinet that needs to be mounted to the wall to stay secure so it won't tip over. At this point, I installed a 90 degree metal bracket with 2 screws ...
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Cabinet Latch like a Door Knob

I am trying to build a custom cabinet with a trash drawer that is dog proof. I don't like the two-handed operation of the baby latches, so I was thinking something like a door knob. I would want ...
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Looking for a replacement spline for my cabinets

We are having our kitchen cabinets painted white and need to replace the spline that holds in the glass on 4 of the cabinet doors. Unfortunately we don't have a physical sample anymore but I have ...
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How can I fix my ineffective, slipping cabinet hinges without getting new cabinets?

Some of my kitchen cabinets have a problem where the hinges are slipping/losing grip at the top, causing the door to angle down and not close properly (you have to lift it up by the handle to ...
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What is the best way to join toe kick boards?

We got out cabinets installed and the only thing missing are the toe kicks. Sounds like something “simple” however, both of our runs are longer then a single toe kick board. The board they provided is ...
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Installing kitchen island legs

I am installing cabinets for my kitchen remodel. This includes a kitchen island that looks like the following: What I am unsure about is the proper way to install the island legs. Do I install them ...
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How to access hole behind kitchen cabinets?

Description: I have cabinets that run along the left hand side of the kitchen. They meet in a corner, where they turn to meet my stove. Within that corner there is no shelving. Just an empty space ...
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Better adhesive for LED light strips?

I just got new cabinets and am going to be installing LED light strips on the under-sides of the shelves for effect. My experience with these strips in the past is that the adhesive backing is not ...
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How are electrical circuits routed in a kitchen island or peninsula without a knee wall?

I am trying to refine and finalize the cabinet layout for my kitchen remodel project. One new run of cabinets will form an L-shaped peninsula, as shown here: In similar layouts I've seen a knee wall ...
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Can granite countertops rest on plastic corner braces?

Some plastic corner braces included with Ready To Assemble cabinets have lips that sit on top of the plywood cabinet sides. Do these lips need removed in order to keep the granite from sitting on ...
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What is the best approach to install crown molding on uneven top cabinets?

In our previous kitchen the crown molding was installed on top of the cabinets. It was secure with screws in the back. Removeable, great finishing and no damage to the cabinet front. Something like ...
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Where does the strength of a French cleat lie?

I'm making a French cleat wall for a home office. I'm wondering how to make the strongest French cleat. Is it the length/angle of the bevel that matters most, like in B vs A in the diagram? Or is ...
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What to do to sink cabinet so that water won't leak under it

I recently had water leak from the pipe connector that connects the faucet and the dishwasher under the kitchen sink. There was a cabinet under the sink, and there was a big hole in the cabinet's ...
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Install soffit before or after new cabinet install?

I just took down the drywall and existing soffit on my kitchen wall. I am going to install taller cabinets. What steps should I follow? Should I re-drywall now, install the cabinets, then build out a ...
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Replacing cabinet hinges but plates don't have matching screws

I'd like to replace my cabinet hinges with soft-close hinges. I've read about overlay measurements, cup-depth, etc. I purchased a couple hinges to test and discovered that the new hinges have much ...
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Installing cabinet on thick sound/thermoproofing layer and concrete

I need to mount IKEA Metod wall cabinets on a sound/thermoproofing layer that is itself glued on reinforced concrete walls. These cabinets are installed on a rail The layer consists of 1cm of plaster ...
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How to fix this dent/crack/chip at the edge of the door of laminated wardrobe?

I accidentally caused a chip/crack in my student accommodations wardrobe which I would like to repair rather than paying my accommodation for the whole wardrobe. I would like to fix it. Can anyone ...
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What is this English wardrobe cabinet fitting?

I'd like to find out what these fittings were used for to decide whether to remove them. They are installed horizontally and vertically. My first guess was that they were swing out basket hinges, but ...
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Fix puppy chewing damage on corner of veneer cabinets

Our puppy chewed on each corner of our IKEA veneer cabinets. She chewed past to veneer to pressboard. I would say it is light to medium damage. The corners are still there. She basically scraped ...
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Can I hang this heavy and deep cabinet on this wall safely?

Do you think it possible and safe to hang this cabinet on this wall with no support below it? It is 38 x 90 x 100cm and weighs something like 30kg, It is intended to fill it with dishes and such so it'...
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Kitchen sink cabinet size question

What is the minimum width I can use for an under-sink cabinet when using a 30" wide cast iron sink?
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What are the options for putting cabinets in front of receptacles?

I'll be putting some base cabinets in my townhouse (northern Virginia), on an existing wall with several electrical receptacles. The receptacles are near the floor, as this is not a kitchen, and would ...
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What are my options for refinishing these cabinets?

We have some old kitchen cabinets in poor shape. I think they are stained wood, but I'm not certain. I'm looking for an easy way to refinish these to make the kitchen look nicer. Could they be ...
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Insulating Behind Completed Kitchen Cabinets

Recently moved into a new home that had just been renovated. The kitchen looks complete, but now that we are here we have started to notice things. In there it is always cold and drafty, and I know ...
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How to fix the damaged floor of a vanity cabinet?

The bottom of a vanity in a bathroom has a hole (animal?) and seems to have water damage. It is not even. The cabinet doors also have water damage. What are the suggested ways of repairing it? My plan ...
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Power options for inside cabinet drawer outlet

I am looking for a cost effective option to install a 120v outlet or at a minimum, a USB charging hub in a kitchen drawer. I have about 1.75” clearance behind the drawer. There are devices on the ...
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can the spring mechanism in a mepla match cabinet hinge be replaced?

The "spring" for this mepla hinge has broken. It's shown left of the hinge in this photo, "appearing" to be unbroken. Is there anyplace i can get new spring?
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Cutting out most sink cabinet back panel to access utilities

I am curious if there is any reason NOT TO cut out most of a sink cabinet back panel to have easy access to utilities (pipes + electrical) vs tedious stencil gauging where to cut exact holes like you ...
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Kitchen Cabinets Turning Orange

I used Howard’s Wood Polish and Conditioner to clean some grime but it seems to have turned the portion I cleaned orange possibly stripping the initial layer of color I wanted to see what folks ...
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How can I safely install a frameless melamine wall cabinet that has a thin pressboard backing, and no hanging rail?

This frame-less wall cabinet is melamine with a thin press-board backing, and it has no hanging rail. The press-board backing is set back from the rear of the cabinet about 5/8". The cabinet ...
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Should I add outlets inside my cabinets for LED lighting?

I'm replacing my kitchen cabinets. I'm planning on having two independent runs of LED strips: under the wall cabinets and toe kicks. I'm also considering lights inside some cabinets such as the lazy ...
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Testing cabinet screw heads for electrical current

Is it common to test cabinet screw heads for electrical current in case they may have interfered with wire? Some of the 2x4 behind where I am hanging cabinets have wire running along, in addition to ...
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What screws to use to hang bathroom mirror cabinet?

I have bought a bathroom mirror cabinet which has a mirror on the front door. The door has hinges on its left. There are 4 screw holes on the back near the corners. The box did not come with any ...
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What are these wooden glass dividers called (cabiner window dividers)?

I'm replacing broken glass in my display cabinet door, with glass on order. When removing the old glass and glazing I tried to salvage as much as I could, including the thin wooden strips that divided ...
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Patch holes drilled in kitchen cabinet shelf

To attach under-the-counter appliances to a kitchen cabinet, we drill holes through the bottom shelf of that cabinet. Bolts run through those holes. For example, clock-radios, coffee makers, iPad ...
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How do I attach hinges to a media console?

I have an old media console with a door that used be attached via a sliding mechanism that I'd like to replace with hinges. I'd like for the door to open just like you'd open a cabinet. I'm trying to ...
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Under Cabinet led strip lights appear to be different colors/temperatures

I have been in my home for about a year. My wife just noticed that the led strip lights under our cabinets in the kitchen are all the same except in one location, where they are less "white" ...
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Advice for repairing shaped glass cabinet doors

Background: I am upcycling a glass display cabinet and have found one of the doors has glass that was broken/cracked so I decided to investigate removing all of the glass from this door and think ...
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Do I need to glue 2x4 supports for an apron sink?

I am replacing an undermount sink with an apron sink. I modified my cabinet and built a support for the apron sink, however I forgot to use glue on the 2X4's and just have them screwed together and to ...
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How to handle painting with movement of cabinet door panel movement?

I am building new kitchen cabinet boxes with face frames. It is a no-brainer to pay for shaker style doors to be built and shipped to me, but I have some questions about how the paint will behave: ...
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How would you fix this cabinet not opening all the way?

I’d like to see what I can do to fix this very annoying problem I have with one of the cabinets in my kitchen. Whoever installed it didn’t take into account the pillar behind the hinge, so it’s only ...
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Why are cabinets / shelves not built into more walls?

I'm planning to build in-wall shelving and cabinetry into some of my walls. I understand how to do that from videos I've seen. After seeing how much more space they add and how useful they are, I am ...
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Looking for a match to these cabinet doors

I got these used from a homeowner who had no information about them. They have no manufacturer labels hidden in any of the usual places. Do they look familiar to you? I'd like to get more doors to ...
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How do you remove the wall spacer from Ikea Besta 141413

For the Besta IKEA cabinet I put the spacer 141413 in the wrong holes and now it won't come out. The cabinets are pressboard and I am afraid if I try wd40 or oil it will make the sawdust puff up. ...
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How to hang wall cabinets with the upper plaster removed

I am trying to hang wall cabinets obviously want them level and plumb. However, when I removed my old cabinets half of the wall’s plaster is missing. This creates an extremely unlevel surface. My ...

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