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Proper way of permanently fixing a heavy utensils drawer with “hanger” rail?

In my kitchen, all our drawers appear to use a wooden rail "hanger" (at the top of the drawer) to slide in and out: The problem is our utensil drawer is probably one of the heaviest, and it finally ...
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Can I buy replacement clips for my soft-close drawer?

One of the clips on my soft-close drawers broke--shattered into a dozen pieces beyond repair. Is it possible to buy a replacement without having to buy new slides? Maybe I'm having trouble with the ...
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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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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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Broken Slide Stop Clip

In removing my desk drawers, I broke one of the 12 clips when I squeezed the top, it snapped. Where can I find a replacement? Is there a name for this type of clip?
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How can I open a stuck, overfilled kitchen drawer that doesn't have a horizontal entry point?

Slightly different to other questions I've seen. Solutions to them have you put something through the small gap (ruler, coat hanger, straw, anything). However, ours has a slight vertical dip before ...
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How to remove soft close drawer slide (no levers)?

This heavy duty drawer slide is from a kitchen cabinet and I can't figure out how to release it from the cupboard. I tried taking off the bottom screws, but it still won't come off. There must be a ...
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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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How can I reattach sliding drawers which have damaged their screw holes?

We have a set of sliding kitchen drawers which came loose, probably due to overloading, damaging the holes which they screwed into, as in this image: The screws themselves look like this: (...
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Drawer or shelf slides for 1/2 or 3/4" plywood shelves?

I have a very deep and narrow space that I want to turn into usable space by creating 3/4" thick plywood shelves that can slide out so that the deep spaces can be accessed. The space I am talking ...
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Fix sticky/tight/jamming wooden drawer

I got a new all beech wooden chest of drawers (lowboy) second hand. It has some smaller and some wider drawer,s all of them jamming on opening and closing. I know they should slide nice and smooth if ...
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Kitchen drawer railing track socket replacement [duplicate]

Any advice on how to go about fixing this bracket? How do I finding out the replacement model/part details for this thing?
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Built in closet drawers falling off track

I have built in closets in my daughters room in our new home and the bottom 2 drawers are consistently falling off the track. I suspect that the left and right walls of the drawer are flaring out ...
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IKEA kitchen drawer - push to open

I am trying to find a way of getting my kitchen to be fully handleless, but the more i research and try different thing the more it gets tricky. How can i make a push to open drawers on Ikea maximera ...
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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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How to remove drawer on old Accuride rails

I have an old cherry Artec 4 drawer lateral filing cabinet with Accuride file rails. I cannot figure out how to remove a drawer. There are no black plastic tabs or release mechanism that I can ...
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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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Length of drawer slides

I build a new cabinet that needs drawers. The front of face frame to the front of the back wall is 18.75". I'm planning to build a 17" drawer to fit that space. My problem is to determine what ...
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Stuck silverware drawer [closed]

I have a steak knife stuck in a open wire tray. I can open the drawer about 4", but cannot release the knife that is lodged at the back of the tray. Any suggestions?
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Inner Cupboard Drawer [closed]

My partner and I have finally just bought our first house together and it is a 'period' house built in the 1930's. One drawback is there is no cupboard space in the kitchen and so at present the ...
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Drawer too wide

I replaced all my kitchen cabinets with Lowes Arcadia cabinets. I made measurements of all my previous cabinets and placed my order using the same dimensions. Everything fits except for one 24x35 ...
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How to repair this kitchen drawer front panel?

We have a magnetic child lock attached to the inside of the front panel on a kitchen drawer. Over time, due to tugging on the drawer a bunch without successfully unlatching the magnetic latch, we've ...
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Drawer/Cabinet Pull Install Splintered interior Veneer

My contractor installed the cabinet/drawer pulls and splintered the maple veneer on the inside of more than 1/2 of the cabinet/drawers. Is there a repair, plug, etc that can be made to hide the poor ...
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Steelcase desk drawer stuck in unlocked position

I have a steelcase desk at work with a two drawer locking file attached to the underside of the desk. The lock is UNlocked. I can put the key in and turn it no problem...but the drawers won't open! If ...
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How can I fix this sliding drawer?

We have a large kitchen drawer - I believe it is known as a metal sided drawer box - used to store pots. The screws have just come undone from the metal side that is attaching it to the front. In ...
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How to replace a missing drawer in a built-in cabinet

Is there a simple kit or something to replace the drawer that my husband got rid of? I looked at some closet building materials but the drawer units were 24" wide -- too big. The opening is approx. 19"...
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How to remove an Accuride drawer rail on a Diebold fire-safe filing cabinet?

The filing cabinet has two Accuride slides on each side of the double wide drawers: Trying to figure out how to remove the drawers for moving purposes. Don't have a fork lift on delivery end.
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Slide-out tray fence with only a drill

Building some slide out panels inside kitchen cabinets, with only a drill at my disposal. Bottom: I've selected drawer runners that mount to the bottom of the drawer, I'm thinking I use a slab of ...
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Soft Close Drawers

I have brand new soft close kitchen drawers. However they are very hard to pull out and they do not close very well. Can this improve with usage? Or could they be installed wrong?
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How do I remove a drawer from Whitney desk (Pottery Barn)

I have a desk drawer that is not staying closed, so I want to take the drawer out and adjust the gliders or something, but I can't figure out how to remove the drawer. The drawer is on a Whitney desk ...
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How to remove a screw inserted from the wrong side in an IKEA ALEX drawer unit?

We just bought an IKEA Alex 9 drawer unit. I assembled most of it without difficulty, except for step step 25 from the assembly instructions. I wasn't paying enough attention, and screwed the screw in ...
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Board on top of computer desk drawers blocking 2 cam locks because incorrectly installed upside down. Smashing and removing board cause instability?

I am disassembling a computer desk for a move. I think that removing the cam locks would remove the top of the desk. The problem is that there's a board on top of the drawers that is blocking 2 cam ...
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how to install drawer slides but are scraping against drawer?

I just built and installed four drawers into a bed frame I recently built. I was careful to keep everything square and parallel and the finished sides of the drawers as well as the cabinet where they ...
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How to I fit a drawer into this cabinet? (Kitchen - no side panel)

My plan is to fit a drawer into the pictured space. (Apologies for the bad photo. It is for all intents and purposes identical to the one below but without the runners) Based on a fixture elsewhere ...
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Is it possible to convert a sliding drawer into a rolling drawer?

I have a beautiful, reclaimed-wood fitted wardrobe made for my house by some folks in my social circle. I love it. Except. The drawers are huge and heavy, and simply slide out wood-on-wood, 19th-...
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Missing front of cabinet drawer, need to sell my house

One of the drawer front panels for a kitchen cabinet broke a while ago and I need to somehow get it replaced but I don't know where to look or who I should contact. I don't have the panel anymore at ...
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Do non-wrapping epoxy drawer slides still exist?

I need to replace the slides in a chest. The slides are epoxy slides manufactured by 'Waterloo'. The pieces that mount on the drawers do not wrap around the bottom of the drawer; they are screwed, ...
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What could be causing my kitchen drawers to be sliding out?

Two out of the four kitchen drawers are sliding open after about 20 seconds of staying closed. I managed to fix one by tightening the screws, but one continues to misbehave. I compared the ones that ...
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How to make drawers close softly?

I've bought a MALM drawer system that comes without any soft close-mechanism on the drawers. Is it possible to make or buy external silencers that i can attach to the drawers so they don't make so ...
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How do I fix a broken brass drawer pull?

This drawer pull comes from an antique dresser; it mates with a threaded screw that goes inside the drawer. The collar on the drawer pull has gradually become thinner and cracked, and no longer grabs ...
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How can I install a kitchen drawer with only one side and no front beam?

I've got a set of IKEA cabinets that have a place for a drawer that's currently just a cover: I'd like to install a drawer here, but there's only a full cabinet wall on the right side. The left is ...
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How to release this accuride drawer slide?

I have tried everything, and looked all over the web. This slide lacks release levers that I can find/see! Other than unscrewing the plate from the drawer, is there a way to get teh drawer out? I ...
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How to remove dresser drawers

I know there are several different types of drawer removal mechanisms. (Not sure on the names so feel free to edit) Free rolling. These open by simply rolling the drawer fully out and lifting the ...
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How to go about staircase drawers and drawers below stairs

I would like to utilize empty space in my house and there are two areas I would like to add extra drawers for my family. First area would be the actual staircase. It would be optimal to cut out a ...
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What can I use to stop drawers in an organizer from sliding out all the way?

I have purchased several of these small drawer units: However, when I open the drawers, they come straight out - there is no mechanism to ensure that the drawers stay in the slot. In the past, I ...
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How can I open a desk drawer that is jammed closed by the stuff inside? [duplicate]

I have a desk drawer that I need to get into but it only opens and inch. I had a lot of stuff packed inside, I'm not sure if something is jammed.
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How do I remove this sliding drawer in my kitchen?

OK, so I for the life of me can not figure out how to take these drawers off of their slides. The ones I have used in the past have had obvious tabs to push in, or you just had to lift the drawer up ...
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How can I replace a missing IKEA drawer slide?

I am missing one part of the drawer runner on one of my pieces of ikea furniture. It's the leftmost one in this picture, the part of the runner that attaches to the drawer itself: Are drawer runners ...
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What's the easiest way for me to cut thin metal?

Will someone at Home Depot or Lowe's be able to cut this for me? If not, what tool should I buy and use? Edit Thanks for all the help! I ended up buying a Dremel. I went through 6 cut-off wheels in ...
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How can I install drawer slides so that they line up and work properly?

I've got some drawer slides I want to use in some garage cabinets: How can I make sure I install them accurately so that the drawer fits nicely and lines up right where I want it? If someone could ...