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How to fix steam-damage on cabinet

I set up a bottle sterilizer and tried to test it out, but it just exploded steam upwards. I quickly moved it out of the way but the damage was done. My cabinet now has two swollen/bubble spots. Not ...
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Primer and then Primer and Paint in One?

I'm looking to repaint some cabinet hinges with spray paint and I want them to really last. Would the idea of using primer spray paint and then a primer+paint spray paint in one after, make it longer ...
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Recommendations for my plans for a corner broom closet

We want to build a flush triangle corner cabinet for our broom/vacuum. I feel like we have a good plan but in the same vein of "measure twice, cut once", I wanted to get some input, opinions,...
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Best option to install dishwasher in corner and support countertop

Need some advice on installing a dishwasher. Cabinet on the left measures 24" in width exactly. 34.5" height below the counter and 24" depth. Cabinet on the right is the sink. There is ...
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Sliding cabinet door

So I'm trying to attach a door to my bathroom cabinet using drawer slides. I think I have it put together correctly, but both the top and bottom keep coming off the track. Since it needs to slide to ...
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How can I attach a mullion to a laminated cabinet door edge?

I want to remove center stile to easily access big items in the cabinet. Once I remove the stile, I know I would have to attach the narrow strip of wood onto one of the doors inner side to cover the ...
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What can I use to seal the underside of swollen upper cabinets?

My condo has cabinets from the 80s made from some sort of composite material. The painted areas are holding up but the bottom of the cabinets above the stove have watermarks and the corners are ...
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Soft close drawer slamming shut

I noticed an issue where on of the drawers in my bathroom was slamming shut, I took out the drawer and noticed the slides on either sides were slamming shut. To confirm my findings I removed a working ...
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New Cabinet Install - Should I Be Worried?

My in-laws have gone through a local contractor to buy and install cabinets. After they started the install process we went over to take a look at things, the contractor was looking to be done with ...
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How can I repair a cabinet hinge torn from the frame?

Someone fell and landed on an open bathroom vanity door. It ripped the upper hinge from the side of the cabinet, and splintering the wood. Using the same 3/4" screw would not work as the back ...
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What are my options to make a vanity cabinet the same depth as the deeper side cabinet?

My bathroom originally had a custom cabinet and vanity set installed. I intended on reusing them in my bathroom remodel, but I found both of them had mold damage and disposed them during demo. My plan ...
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Two drawer cabinet with one door open safety feature, is stuck with top drawer open

Top drawer of 2 Drawer cabinet is stuck because object fell out of drawer in open space between cabinets. I cant reach the object; the object is a portable plastic computer desk about 14×8. The drawer ...
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Remove drawers from a vanity

I have a vanity. I need to replace the faucet. I cannot for the life of me get the drawers to come out. Most have a little latch or you pull up and out, but I see no way to remove them. I can't ...
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Does over refrigerator cabinet need support at both ends?

We're planning to replace our refrigerator in the next couple of years. I have found that I could get a much larger appliance if it weren't for one "wall" that sort of makes a cove for the ...
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How do I replace this undercabinet light strip?

These under cabinet lights were here when we bought the house. Recently one stopped working & I can’t for the life of me figure out if we can replace the LED strip on it or if the entire unit ...
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Used Cabinets for Kitchen Remodel?

We're very seriously considering buying used kraftmaid kitchen cabinets. They're in good condition and have been professionally removed from previous kitchen. The cabinets are white with a blue island....
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How can I fix range hood mounting holes in an MDF cabinet?

Had an installer come out a few weeks ago to do a range hood. He messed up some of the mounts for underneath the cabinet and many of the holes are stripped now. I need to take it down to adjust it but ...
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Securing base cabinets to wall across a 3.5"-4" gap

Facts Task I am extending a run of base cabinets in my kitchen into an area into an area that has some pipes mounted externally to the wall. (There was previously a bench there.) Gap I ordered short ...
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Excise just the rotted and molded plywood out from the cabinet. What could go wrong?

We have some water damage / mold / rot in the kitchen sink cabinet in the house we just bought. See the following photos: [EDIT: Inlined the photos per suggestion, though downscaled.] I've talked to a ...
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Advice needed for repainting rope molding on cabinets [closed]

I'm in the midst of a kitchen update and plan to repaint my cabinets. I have this intricate rope molding that is currently bugging me. I wanted to paint it white to match the new color scheme, but I'm ...
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What is this cabinet panel plastic clip called?

I have a panel in my cabinetry that's held into its cutout with plastic clips screwed into the back. The clips are ~15 years old and no longer doing a great job at holding the panel in place, however ...
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Looking for a hinge that slides out first

I am trying to find a hinge that will come out about 2-4 inches and then open. I can find slide mechanisms for furniture like a TV stand or armoire but they slide back once opened but I need one that ...
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Is there a practical limit to the weight I can put on top of my kitchen cabinets? [closed]

How do I get a sense of what kind of load my kitchen cabinets will hold? The building is 12 years old, as is the kitchen fitout (we did not do the fitout ourselves so I don’t have the plans and don’t ...
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Is it safe to only have one stud for each base cabinet in the middle?

I want to install 1 normal base cabinet and 2 pantry cabinets. However the house has studs that are about 24" apart (aside from the leftmost being 22"). I want to make my cabinets all 24&...
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How can I anchor a tall cabinet to a pony wall or half wall? [closed]

I have a half wall around 40 inches tall. We were thinking of using that wall for storage. The cabinets we are looking at about 60 - 65 inches in height. Any ideas on how to anchor these cabinets to ...
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Is there a type of cabinet hinge that allows opening over baseboards?

To fit some pre-built cabinets into a space I removed a portion of the baseboards so the cabinet is right to the wall not thinking about the doors. Is there a type of European hinge that as it opens ...
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Hinges for a Murphy Desk

I am building a murphy desk (that closes up, not down). The desk would basically extend an Ikea Kallax-like custom cube shelf unit. I would like the table surface to seamlessly continue the bottom ...
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Why does the RTA Base Cabinet with Trash Can Pullout cost $669, while the identical Base Cabinet is priced at $261? [closed]

Brilliant White Shaker 15" Base Cabinet with Single Trashcan Pullout -- $669 https://www.thertastore.com/brilliant-white-shaker-15-base-cabinet-with-single-trashcan-pullout-102399.html Brilliant ...
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Can I safely support kitchen cabinets with a 2x6 that I attached to a masonry wall?

I am remodeling my kitchen and will be soon installing cabinets. The home has hollow CMU exterior walls with 1.5" furring strips to which the 1/2" drywall is secured. I had read mixed ...
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How to fix cracked cabinet wood fillings?

About a year ago, I refinished our kitchen cabinets at home. Part of that process will filling in the outdated grooves on the face of the cabinet doors with wood filling (Elmer's wood filling) to make ...
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Squeaking Cabinet Hinges

My kitchen has old Grass brand 850-01 wrap around hinges that are starting to squeak. Based on advice from online sources, including one older question here, I tried using silicone lubricant spray. ...
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How to mount cabinets on concrete wall

I've watched a number of videos on YT about mounting cabinets on a concrete wall. All of them suggest mounting a wood strip of some kind first and then mounting the cabinet to the strip. My question ...
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Repairing Plumbing Hole Drywall Behind Cabinet

I'm a new homeowner and went to repair an existing hole in the drywall below our sink (round punched hole in the pictures) and discovered that there's a much larger square hole that was covered by a ...
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What do you call this pin holding two metal pieces together

I have a cabinet with a locking mechanism that's missing the pin shown in the following image from an identical cabinet. (Looks like a brass pin with a black crest-shaped clip holding it in place.) ...
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Low basement ceiling, how high should cabinets be? [closed]

I am creating basement suite. The ceiling is 6' 8". I plan to install a drop ceiling, so it will be around 6' 6" when that is done. How high should my upper kitchen cabinets be? I've read ...
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What is this cabinet part called?

The face of my cabinets are supported by these pieces. The drawers (which are suspended on the front) were overloaded and the clips broke. What is this part called so I know what to search for? I've ...
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What is this type of hinge - and how do I remove it?

I'm looking into refurbishing an old kitchen, and encountered a problem I hadn't expected: I can't for the life of me figure out how to remove the hinges from the cabinets. The hinges look as follows (...
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kitchen corner cabinet with sink has wasted space inside, looking for workarounds to salvage the lost space? [closed]

I have ordered custom made kitchen cabinets. The corner location was awkward for the design, also I got the wrong sink for this application in hindsight (36" Apron sink). When the carpenter got ...
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What is this cabinet? [closed]

Just moved into this house and have this old cabinet above the workbench. Does anyone know it's original purpose or is it just general tool storage?
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What size screws for this application

I built a cabinet (from a big box store plywood). I used 1/2" for tops and bottoms and 3/4" for the sides. This 16"dx22"hx30"w deep cabinet will be inset into the wall and ...
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The cabinet hinge is becoming less secure, and there are cracks in the cabinet door frame

Over time, the cabinet hinge has progressively become looser, and there are noticeable cracks developing in the wooden component. I'm interested in finding out if there's a permanent solution for ...
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Can these hinges be tightened?

I have a very loose cabinet door seen here: https://imgur.com/Ep3tycf Can these hinges be fixed/tightened or do they need to be replaced?
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How to repair scratched cabinet door

We had a new oven installed and our installers scratched one of the doors on our cabinets. It looks fairly deep, so I am not sure if this is repairable or if we would need to get the whole door ...
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Water into our kitchen cabinet due to a leakage from our upstairs neighbor

The fridge water pipe in our upstairs neighbor broke and leaked water into our kitchen. The dishwasher GFCI outlet went out. But hopefully it will be back on when it dries out. We are more worried ...
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Refinishing particle board with vinyl veneer [duplicate]

I have an old cabinet that is made from engineered wood with a laminate finish that resembles wood, but is definitely not hardwood. I am not sure what the finish is called but it is paper thin and not ...
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Corner kitchen cabinet hinge - terminology help needed!

I need to replace a hinge identical to this. It is from a corner kitchen cabinet that conceals a Lazy Susan. I've gleaned that these might be called salice hinges. The issue is this, and again my ...
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How to repair a kitchen cabinet face that fell off?

the front of the cabinet is broken. Looks like there is a rubbery-plastic piece at the back which is meant to hold the screws at the back of the cabinet face in place. What is this piece called? Can ...
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Securing Cabinet to wall: better to use two anchors to drywall or one screw into stud?

I am aiming to babyproof this unit to the wall. It is three separate, vertical pieces. For the rightmost and leftmost piece, for where they are, there is one stud behind each of them. I can secure ...
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Should I expect to find gaps or open spaces in custom cabinets? [closed]

Contractor installed unassembled custom cabinets in kitchen. There are open spaces at every corner that you can look underneath and see to the ceiling. We are being told this is customary practice? ...
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Stripping varnish from the wall mounted portion of my new cabinets

Link to imgur album with pictures So my wife and I recently bought a nice starter home and now we are planning to remodel parts of the house. We are interviewing a few General Contractors to explain ...
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