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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How to cover up a gap in a badly installed cabinet?

The apartment I moved into has a kitchen with cabinets as most kitchens do. I noticed that in the mornings it has been especially cold in the kitchen, and I traced the cold air to a large gap in the ...
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What is the name of this part of drawers?

I was trying to describe a specific part of a set of drawers in another question, and cannot find the right name for it. A photo showing the same part. Notice not all drawers have these, or they may ...
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How to insulate around kitchen cabinet cut outs for outlet and propane line access?

New home, builder cut out kitchen cabinet holes for electric outlet and propane line to gas cooktop. Toe kick heating vents below kitchen cabinets now blow warm air out through these cut outs. Any ...
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What size surface hinges are required for utility sized cabinet doors?

What size surface hinges are required for utility sized cabinet doors? What about the number of hinges? Does a formula or chart exist to help me figure it out? Want to make sure I don't have too ...
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What is the brand of this threaded insert

This is the reverse of a Blum hinge that is no longer made. The threaded insert is broken. The screw is M5. The 6 refers to the length of the threaded insert. Do you recognise the logo of the ...
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Can I paint plain particle board shelves?

I recently purchased a house and the kitchen cabinets have particle board shelves with no vaneer or vinyl wrap. Can I just paint them or will this cause future issues?
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In-cabinet power outlets flush with wall or cabinet?

I have a couple of power outlets in my cabinets, one for a built-in microwave, the other for a countertop light. Should they be (1) flush with the wall and have the opening in the cabinet cut out ...
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Using washers to fill gap between top support component and IKEA IVAR cabinet

I have an IKEA IVAR pine cabinet, the 80x50x83cm version - like the cabinet here. I have installed it into IKEA IVAR side units, 50x226cm - like the side units here. Here are the assembly ...
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Installing base cabinets - Securing to floor/shimming?

I am in the process of installing base cabinets in my kitchen. From what I have read online from articles such as this, it sounds as if base cabinets only need to be fastened to each other and the ...
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Caster type and placement for rotating cabinet

I have a cabinet that I want to function as a sort of door to a storage space behind it. It will be fixed to the wall with a set of hinges, so that it can swing open. Because the cabinet with contents ...
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installing a laminate countertop on uneven cabinets

I will be installing a laminate countertop on some base cabinets that I've installed. I leveled the cabinets the best I could with a 4-foot level, but the problem is they are cheap, big-box, stock ...
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Fasteners for securing cabinets together

I'm planning on using GRK Cabinet screws to fasten cabinets to the walls, but plan on using GRK trim screws to secure the cabinets to each other, like these. Are these appropriate? The heads seem a ...
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Broken push to close latch, drawer closed

How can I open a push to open latch drawer stuck closed by a faulty latch? Can anybody please provide me with some tips/tricks and advice as to how I may go about opening the drawer? It is full, I ...
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Sagging cubby/shelf solution

My cabinet vendor installed a really cool 5 sided, 12" deep cubby(shelf) below my upper cabinets. It's laminated 3/4" plywood. The problem is that it's 84 inches long and there already is a very ...
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Can you mount a floor-standing bookcase on the wall and which fittings would you use?

Is it possible to mount what should be a floor-standing storage unit on the wall? I am redoing my kitchen and have found a large oak bookcase with doors that I wanted to mount on the wall but I wasn'...
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Can I replace my face mount hinges with hidden ones?

I've got face mount 3/8 In (10 Mm) inset hinges on my kitchen cabinets. I'd like to replace them with hidden hinges. Is it possible?
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What is this style of cupboard door called?

Trying to identify (and locate a replacement) for this style of kitchen cupboard door. I see them often, especially in rentals, here in Canada. I assume they are cheap, does this style, where a wooden ...
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Identification of shelf brackets

I have a steel sheet metal cabinet that uses the pictured brackets to hold up shelves. It has a runner in each corner on the inside, with slots which the brackets fit into with a little tooth on the ...
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How to touch up cabinet doors?

I have several wooden cabinets where the finish appears to be coming off. How can I repair this? With flash on With flash off Wondering if there's an easy to touch these up? Was also wondering ...
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Small hole in front of cabinet [closed]

There is a small hole approx. 2 mm in diameter in front of cabinet (see attached photo). Is there awayway to repair? It is made from MDF with a white finish. Thank you.
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Remodel issue as floor replacement affects existing cabinets

We have knocked down a few walls to achieve an open floor plan. Now, with disgusting carpet (most of house), ceramic tile (entry), hardwood (nailed down in kitchen/dining), and linoleum sheet ...
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Ideas for filling up large nook [closed]

I have a rather large nook ( 13 feet wide ) in my basement which will have cabinets and countertop. ( see attached picture ). My two problems are : Since largest stock countertop is 10 feet wide, I ...
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Name of door/cabinet knob that operates two bolts at once

I've seen knobs that when twisted operate two bolts, however I can't find them online because I don't know what they are called. An example might be on cabinet where a knob in the center of one door ...
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Installing 15“ deep wall cabinets on a 14” deep soffit

I'm remodeling my kitchen which has a soffit/bulkhead that is 14" deep. I've been looking at ikea cabinets but all of their wall cabinets are 15" deep. Now, I understand the mechanics of hanging the ...
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Cabinet screws per linear foot of width

Is there a standard for how many screws should be used to secure a single floor cabinet to the wall, per linear foot of the width of the cabinet? E.g. if I only have one 2x4 available behind a 30" ...
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Securing base of floor cabinets to concrete

I need to install floor cabinets to concrete floor. I see that there is a suitable board on the top of the back of a cabinet to secure the top but was wondering about the base. Should I attach a ...
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Do these 60s kitchen drawers have narrower boxes than the faces?

Many modern kitchen drawers will have drawer faces that are slightly larger than the drawer boxes so that the faces appear flush with each other, while the drawer boxes are narrow enough for a divider ...
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Cabinet footprint cheaper tile

I'm using pretty expensive tile for my kitchen but feel stupid to cover invisible parts of the floor with it, such as under the cabinet footprint. Is it common to use cheaper but equally thick tile ...
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Installing IKEA Lillangen high cabinet (with feet)

I need to install a Lillangen high cabinet that has feet on the floor but as it's tall it needs to be secured with four screws. There is a stud I can use but I am scared of not screwing right into the ...
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Kitchen sink half-wall against brick: which layer to drywall?

Relocating a kitchen sink to an exterior wall, I'll be building a 2x4 half-wall against the brick in which to run plumbing. I'll then install cabinets in front of that wall. Which layer to drywall? ...
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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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How can I stop an air leak behind a cabinet?

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 ...