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My Dresser Drawer is stuck closed

I have a dresser drawer that is stuck closed without anything inside it blocking it. The inside of the drawer is empty, so I assume it is blocked on the rails somehow, but as far as I can tell I don'...
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Drawer Slides for Wide Drawers [closed]

I installed an island in our kitchen using two prebuilt 36" wide cabinet boxes from home depot. The cabinet's came with crummy drawer slides which I would like to upgrade; however, in my research I've ...
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Need help on how to remove dresser drawers!

I am trying to remove my dresser drawers. There is a track on the side of the drawers with levers that go up on one side and down on the other. I have pulled the drawer all the way out and pushed the ...
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Identify this Screw

What is the name/type of this screw? This screw is used in this manual for assembly of my chest drawer. Here is an excerpt from my assembly manual. Its usage is marked with "F".
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How can I release these drawer slides?

I'm trying to remove my cupboard drawers and my own efforts have failed, as have my Google searches. Here are images of what the rail looks like: The black plastic part has an arrow pointing towards ...
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stiff textile material for simple underbed “drawer”

I have a 90cm x 200cm bed in a corner of my room. I want to use the floor beneath it as storage, but in a way that I do not need to crawl under it to get the stuff in the corner. I have a PVC floor; ...
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How to fix loose Accuride loose kitchen drawers?

How to fix Accuride loose drawers?
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Side-Drawer for the kitchen

I have some space left under my kitchen sink, which I would like to use as best as I can. However the space I have left over is only (w,h,l) 20x18x52cm. I saw the following drawer on ikea's website ...
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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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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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What's this piece called (Need to know what to stick into Google)?

I've got a drawer that is held in place with these clip type things but one of them is missing. I want to try and find a replacement but I need to know what it's called so that I know what to search ...
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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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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 ...