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Questions tagged [cabinets]

Use this tag when the topic is about organized storage for quick-access, with or without doors, like in a kitchen or a pantry, and as opposed to open shelving..

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Extend cabinet and add drawer: Will it be stable?

I am going to buy a cabinet for my kitchen. It comes unassembled but contains all necessary parts. When assembled according to the manual it will look like this: The problem is: The cabinet's height ...
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How to fix sagging cabinet shelves?

Crappy cabinets, shelves made of MDF. The contractor will be installing tile backsplash next week. I thought it would be the right time to fix the shelves, too. The question is about the bottom ...
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Does overmount fireclay apron sink need additional framing to support the weight?

We're replacing particleboard/laminate countertops and a metal drop in sink with butcher block and a dropin apron sink, the Sinkology Josephine. All of the articles I see about adding an apron sink ...
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attach an IKEA Lillangen cabinet to the wall above tiles

I am thinking about buying an IKEA Lillangen cabinet for my bathroom. That one: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/50396635/. The assembly instructions are here: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/...
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Microbubbles on kitchen cabinet doors using HVLP sprayer, how to fix the issue?

We're trying to paint our kitchen cabinet doors white but keep getting a ton of microbubbles in the process. We have primed the doors twice using B-I-N Shellac-Based White Interior Primer and Sealer ...
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Under cabinet LED lighting on opposing sides of the kitchen - no wire in between

I would like to put LED lights under the cabinets of my kitchen, and have them controlled by wall switch. Here is the situation, I have cabinets on opposing sides of my kitchen (facing each other). ...
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Kitchen cabinet door doesn't stay open

The door to our kitchen cabinet doesn't stay open at a right angle. Instead, it swings closed right away. How can I have it stay open until I want to close it?
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Is it worth it to DIY kitchen cabinets?

Has anybody tried to build their own kitchen cabinets ? I have to replace only about 12 feet of base and top cabinets. They are costing me almost $6000 (installed) for medium grade cabinets. These ...
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Align kitchen cabinets to wall, or align face frames?

First time installing kitchen cabinets. Uppers went it fine, no trouble at all. With the base cabinets, though, I have one wall that is out of square about 1.5 inches in 12 feet. Should I just be ...
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Possible water leak at some point?

A few days after buying our house, we noticed this lovely mess inside one of the kitchen cabinets. This is the cabinet next to the dishwasher, so I'm guessing there was a water leak at some point. ...
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Mount cement counter top

I made an outdoor cabinet out entirely out of cedar. The counter top was made of cedar 1x4s originally but that proved to be a bad idea at preventing water ingress. Since then I've made a custom ...
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Best way to shield microwave and cabinets from stovetop steam

We recently installed new cabinets in our kitchen and we also had our microwave vented to the outside. From this two problems have arisen. the Samsung microwave now sporadically gives a C-F0 error....
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Gate hinge position/location

Which side of this cabinet/gate hinge should go on the cabinet door? I believe the long-side. https://www.natman.com/detail/841-ornamental-reversible-t-hinges-n881-904 Further, should the hinge pin ...
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Will I be able to match the paint on peeling cabinets reasonably well?

The paint on the cabinets surrounding our kitchen sink are peeling terribly. The other cabinets are in reasonably good condition. We are hoping to remodel the kitchen in the next couple of years, so ...
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Add bars / dowels to cabinet

I've recently purchased an entertainment center which I want to make into a dog kennel. The dog is small (16lbs) and will fit comfortably behind the doors in the unit attached. I've search endlessly ...
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What is this called? Oak Cabinet Cap?

Can anyone help me figure out what these end caps are called? The panel sticks out past the cabinet by about a 1/4" so these end caps are hollow and fit over the excess panel. What are these called ...
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How do I drill through a metal screw in my cabinet doors?

I'm in the process of adding hardware to my bathroom vanity and as I have gone to drill the holes in the doors, I am hitting metal. It's hard to see what it is, but I believe it's a screw or a piece ...
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Fan duct through cabinet

I have an auxillary ceiling fan in my kitchen and its duct needs to go 90° down the wall but the problem is I can't go around the corner. Can this go out the ceiling, go into the cabinet, and from ...
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How to remove cabinet drawer from rails

I need to remove a soft-close drawer from its rails so I can access the back of the shelf body. Nobody, including the contractors who originally spec'd and installed it, knows the hardware ...
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What is a reveal cleat (and why do I need it)?

I am DIY installing a wall oven. Schematic calls out 3/4" reveal cleats. I already have 3/4" lip in the cabinet. Why would I use a reveal cleat? EDIT: Update, I installed the oven (without the ...
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Is this an acceptable way to support an undermount sink?

I had quartz countertops installed in my new kitchen yesterday along with a Blanco silgranit undermount sink. Aside from some minor issues, everything had seemed to go pretty smoothly. When I went ...
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What is the paint or veneer on these cabinets?

I am building a custom shelving unit for a children’s day care center, and the director mentioned they would like the same type of finish as the hanging cabinets seen in the pictures below. Can ...
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Mice that are eating through the boards under kitchen cabinets

I have lots of mice I. My home it ate through the board under the kitchen cabinets. How can I cover that and what do I cover it with and does peppermint oil work if I spray it around the house. Please ...
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No studs just furring strips on brick for cabinet install

1961 kichen remodel-and the exterior wall is brick with furring strips with drywall. This is the longest wall and will have the majority of wall cabinets (old cabs were nailed into the ceiling). ...
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Should I resurface these kitchen cabinets or throw away? [closed]

I have these old kitchen cabinets and I cannot tell what wood it is. It seem "light" on the weight. No damage or anything. Should I make it look nicer with some new paint and decoration (how)? Or is ...
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Do 90 degree shelf pins need to sit flush with wood?

We had the same kind of shelf collapse as seen here, with less drastic consequences. I went and found some nice 90-degree pins at the store, but noticed a small problem when installing. The pins on ...
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Are there hinges that will accommodate 1.5 in thick cabinet doors? If so, would they solve the issue discussed below?

I'm adding a frame around my kitchen cabinet doors, using lengths of oak that are 3/4" thick x 2 1/2" wide. The 3/4" thick frame makes the cabinet doors 1 1/2" thick, and when I reattached the hinged ...
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Bottom shelf of cabinet, support weight of itself?

I have another question posted about making my kitchen island movable. To do this, I have to put it on casters. The most aesthetically pleasing method is to have the casters inside that 4" void ...
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Covering damaged wood cabinet under sink

The bottom face of the wood cabinet under the kitchen sink has lots of water damage from leaks with the previous owner. I'd like to cover over this wood. However, because I also want to put in a ...
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Mounting an in home network cabinet without two studs, maybe use plywood?

first post, I need some help. I am attempting to hang a 12u network cabinet in my laundry room. The problem is I only have one stud to use, maybe an additional corner stud, but the other stud is ...
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Why are kitchen base cabinets usually screwed to the wall?

I can see a few reasons, but so far none are compelling. Depending on how large plumbing access holes are you may want to ensure that it doesn't shift. (I did mine with 1.5" holes for water lines, ...
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How to find replacement for this Blum-type hinge

I have a broken hinge on a mirror cabinet. It is some kind of Blum-like hinge: it is connected to the bottom of the cabinet and then in the side to a door. I can not seem to find such a hinge ...
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How can I trim 1/8 off the bottom of an installed cabinet?

I tried to replace an over the range microwave today. My kitchen has a cabinet over the microwave and a tile backsplash behind the range. Thus, I have a 16 1/4” vertical space for the new microwave. ...
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What are the sheets typically found in the back of cheap MDF cabinets made of?

What are the sheets typically found in the back of cheap MDF cabinets made of? They're usually 1/8" or smaller. I broke one and want to replace it, but not sure where to go or what to ask for.
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Cold air from gap underneath kitchen cabinets

My kitchen is next an exterior wall of my house. Unfortunately there is a constant flow of cold air coming from underneath the cabinets into the kitchen itself. Here is a picture of the cabinets: ...
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Useless soffit on on low ceiling. Cover-up or stupid aesthetic?

A little back story. My house was build in the early 40's. The point at which builders threw away the idea of trying to build something that is architecturally significant and see how far they could ...
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Had kitchen cabinets repainted, new paint pulling off like rubber

Elaborating on the title: I hired a licensed and bonded painter to repaint my kitchen. Two days after he finished the job I noticed a small patch of paint came up (very easily) after my fingernail ...
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Overcoming non standard drawer pull (handle) sizes

Every drawer pull in my kitchen is 2-7/8" hole center which is certainly not a common size. I found some 3" that I like (thinking mine were actually 3" center) but unfortunately (and ever so obviously)...
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Water damage to cabinet baseboard

I recently had a situation where my fridge leaked water over a period of 2 years. I found it was a cracked pan and this is how the house was sold. In any case I didn't know it was affecting the base ...
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Repair Faux Wood Grain on Cabinetry

I had a question about repairing the boards and side boards of kitchen cabinetry. I am not actually wanting to fix the actual cabinets, but the sides of the cabinets are made with some type of wood ...
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Kitchen Cabinet “Cracks” when opened

A cabinet door in my kitchen makes a loud annoying "cracking" noise when I open and close it and I'm curious if this is something that I can fix simply by adjusting the adjustment screws or if there ...
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Thin alkyd paint for spraying

I want to paint over factory finished kitchen cabinets. I plan to sand them and brush primer with oil based paint. I plan to use an alkyd paint I was told will make a nice finish. Home Depot warns ...
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Convert plug-in light to hardwire (not hardwire to plug-in)

My wall has these three wires poking out of the wall right under the cabinets. Looks like ground, hot, and neutral to me. I would like to put in new under-cabinet lighting. I noticed that hardwired ...
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Hypothetical: building an free-standing cabinet wall

My wife and I were talking about various methods of adding cabinets in our basement. There are currently 1x2s spaced on 4' centers supporting drywall where we would put the bank of cabinets. The spam ...
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Double demountable hinge won't close

I'm replacing the hinges on my cabinet and this hinge won't allow the cabinet door to close tight. It appears the hinge is rocking on the cabinet face when I try to push the door tight. I've tried a ...
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What to do when a toe-kick saw doesn't fit underneath cabinets?

I have hardwoods in my kitchen that I want to refinish. The only problem is that there is a plywood layer with laminate tile on top of the wood. The plywood goes all the way to the wall, but we don't ...
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How should under cabinet lighting wires be placed on the wall?

I just finished demolishing my kitchen. I noticed that the under-cabinet lighting cables are poking out the wall right at the bottom edge of the wall cabinets. To the untrained eye, this looks like a ...
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How do I remove this cabinet drawer?

I have a bathroom cabinet drawer that needs to be removed so I can repair the bottom. I can't figure out how to remove it. What do I push or pull to get it out? This is the drawer fully extended: A ...
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Bathroom cabinet door fix

How on earth can I fix this cabinet door? My 13 year old used the door as a knee rest and the hinge popped out and damaged the cabinet wall. Is there a quick fix even if it's not permanent?
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Can new cabinets be installed with old floor tile cutouts?

I'm doing a kitchen remodel. After ripping out the cabinets, I noticed that there were no tiles underneath them. Since the tiles are in good shape, is it possible use this exact same tile cutout with ...