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 attach drawer slides to back of cabinet?

I’m going to be upgrading drawer slides in my kitchen cabinets. When I was measuring the current slides, I noticed the back of the slides and attached to the back of the cabinet with plastic brackets ...
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My kitchen cabinets were mounted with drywall screws. How can I better secure it to the wall?

The kitchen cabinets in our apartment were hung with drywall screws which has been flagged to us as a safety concern because they might not bear the load when the cabinets are fully loaded with dishes:...
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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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Cutting Cabinet for larger Wall/Microwave Combo oven?

I would like to DIY my Wall Oven/Microwave combo replacement and have an interesting situation. The unit I am replacing is an old Kitchen Aid unit (that is working fine currently and I am not rushing ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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What should base kitchen cabinets sit on top of? Why? Why not?

We are renovating our kitchen. We are ripping up the existing tiled floor. We are going to be installing IKEA cabinets. Should I install the cabinets on top of the subfloor? Or should I install the ...
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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 adjust a Blum 170° face frame hinge?

My parents have some cabinets in their kitchen and the door suddenly stopped closing. It seems the bottom hinge is the issue. I tried adjusting it following this PDF but it still just won’t close. I’...
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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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The plastic film is peeling off the corners and edges of some of my kitchen cabinets - how can I simply fix this?

The corners and edges of some of my kitchen cabinets are peeling (the clear film over the colour). How can I easily fix this without redoing the whole door/surface (ie just fixing the small peeling ...
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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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Where to find drawer box components? [closed]

My kitchen cabinets need an overhaul. The cabinets, doors, and drawer fronts are in decent enough shape that I can clean, sand, and stain or paint. The drawer boxes themselves however are not ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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