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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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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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Broken cabinet hinge?

I noticed that one of my Mepla kitchen cabinet hinges looks like it's broken, as the swinging arm (from the door) at the lower left of the picture is no longer connected to the mounting plate (that is ...
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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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Cabinet containing oven in center of kitchen, possibly load-bearing?

I bought this house back in 2017 and the layout of the kitchen has driven me mad ever since. I've attempted to look this layout up online but to no avail. Basically, the cabinet that contains my oven ...
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Sealing a vintage cabinet to use in bathroom

We purchased an old China cabinet and removed the top in order to use the bottom as a bathroom vanity. I was advised to seal the cabinet with a polyurethane in order to protect against moisture. ...
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Cabinets Installed Directly on Slab?

I just had some cabinets installed in my kitchen directly on the concrete slab foundation, and the installer didn't use any moisture barrier or anything comparable to ensure the wood products avoid ...
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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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Bathroom Cabinet Hinge

I have been looking for a replacement hinge for my bathroom cabinet to no avail. I was hoping some smart people here would be able to suggest a hinge that will work for me based on the photos I ...
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How best to paint over melamine facing to look like painted wood?

I know you're not supposed to ask for product recommendations on here, but how would you recommend painting over melamine faced chipboard so it looks like other woodwork? I need to match actual ...
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Face Frame Cabinet Hinges won't close

I have some large cabinet doors (3 hinges on each door) which I recently installed new soft-close hinges however the left side the bottom of the door won't close and on the right side the top of the ...
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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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Addressing unsheathed cable: Replacing direct-wire under-cabinet lighting

I am replacing my old halogen under-cabinet lighting with LED lighting. I removed the old lights, but the access plates on the new lights are in different places. The issue is that if I run the ...
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Do I have to seal gaps in my plywood subfloor before I install base cabinets?

I have diagonal board above my floor joists. My contractor added a 1/2" ply subfloor on top of that. The diagonals have maybe a 1/4" gap between them. You can see the diagonals in the picture ...
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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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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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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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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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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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I need a plastic 2cm thick to made a part for a shoe cabinet

Where can I find a plastic 2cm thick? I have a shoe/storage cabinet and I need to replace a broken part myself, from a plastic, using a file. A completed set of replacement parts is too expensive.
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What type of lock is this, and can I replace it?

I apologize for the verbosity - I don't know the relevant terminology that would make my situation clearer. I have a metal cabinet with this lock (which doubles as the door handle). The first image ...
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Soft close hinge or mechanism for this storage bench

It’s sort of a challenging door because it’s at a 0 degree angle with the surrounding surfaces when closed.
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DAP caulking inside cabinets safe?

My apartment has some old handmade cabinets with some large seams at the edges. I started closing them with DAP latex caulking (alex Acrylic Latex Caulk Plus). I noticed that once dry if I swipe on ...
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Cabinet doors dropped after initial fitting

I have built some kitchen-styled cabinets for my office. They are situated atop an 18mm mdf base as this is over carpet, in order to help get level easier. I have ensured that the cabinet is level in ...
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How to adjust hinges on cabinet that's started opening on its own

Different hinges than Cabinet door opening on it's own, how do I adjust this type of hinge?. We got this cabinet with the house and it's been self-closing for about ten years. Recently, it's ...
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What laminate to I use for interior of kitchen cabinets?

I have a void left after removing an appliance that is not being replaced. Due to the size I'll be building my own cabinet. To match the interior of the existing cabinets I need a matte white laminate,...
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What can I do with two blind corners ('C'-shaped kitchen)

I have this space: There is around 80cm underneath the counter, call it 70cm afer allowing for a toekick. This consists of: 120cm on the left, reduced by around 9cm of wall to 111cm, of which 60cm ...
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What style cabinets are these?

What is this style of face frames and drawer faces called? I can see that they are inset and have a newel, but I’d like to know the name of the style of the doors and faces so I can order similar ones....
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How to fix a wardrobe in double plasterboard?

I started fixing a wall-mounted-wardrobe via rail (BOAXEL Ikea) onto the bedroom wall using geefix and snaptoggle. It was all fine as my walls are 12.6mm gypsum-carton plaster, followed by a hollow ...
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In a new, well built house, what is a typical amount to plan to shim cabinets?

Do you normally end up shimming 1/4" or less? Or can even a well built house end up as high as 5/8" or 3/4" over 15 feet? I just don't have a sense of what is "typical" to ...
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Can I build tool storage cabinets off of bottom of deck joists?

I have room, and would like to make, some storage for tools in an area under my deck using 3/4 in plywood. I could cement in 4x4 or something in the ground and build off of that but behind a ...
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How to prevent air bubbles in spray painting cabinets

I am redoing my cabinets. My primer and first coat of paint went on flawlessly - a beautiful finish. I have done all the prep properly, like sanding between coats, but for some reason I keep getting ...
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DIY steel frame kitchen cabinets -- is this a good or bad idea?

I'm planning to build my own kitchen cabinets, and I understand the basic methods used for American and European styles. For some reason, I'm tempted by the idea of using steel frames instead of the ...
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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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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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Is it normal for an experienced Finish Carpenter to put so many blemishes on walls during a kitchen cabinet install?

I recently hired a Finish Carpenter with “30+ years of experience” to install my white finish, plywood cabinets. I paid $1400 for him to mount 10 boxes (he only mounted 9 but still charged $1400 plus ...
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Is There A Way to Repair This?

One side of my kitchen cabinet that typically includes the knob hardware is missing. I went to Armstrong Cabinets and they no longer carry this cabinet. How do I repair this? Thanks! (I’m experiening ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Murphy bed baseboard clearance

I'm planning to buy and install a wall/murphy bed of some kind as part of a renovation of a weird little building in my backyard (former owner's sculpture studio). Because of this building's past, it'...
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How to make a subwoofer that is also a clothes closet

I am building a tiny home and do not have room for a dedicated subwoofer. However, I am thinking about making a DIY multipurpose subwoofer/closet. I've read around that clothes can packed into a ...
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What's the best way to mount a shelf below existing cabinets?

We've raised all the cabinets in our kitchen all the way to the ceiling, and the plan is to build an open shelf to hang beneath it. Like so: I'm trying to decide what the best way to approach ...
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Best way to make large clean cuts into particle board?

Pictures: https://i.stack.imgur.com/NP7F0.jpg (please try to ignore the large amounts of dust/dog hair) I have a fairly cheap tv cabinet / AV rack that I assume is made with particle board. It is ...
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How do I tell what angle is my hinge?

On line it says there are both 110 and 120 degree hinges. I am trying to find information on my Blum hinge since it is faulty and I need a replacement. I took a picture of my hinge. It says model ...
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How can I make an automatically closing cabinet door?

I have some kitchen cabinets with inset doors. My kids are constantly leaving them open and it drives me nuts! I'm trying to find a hinge to make them automatically close. I found some "self-...
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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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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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