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tools, hardware, and techniques for drawer building, installation, and repair

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What kind of soft close clip is this?

This is a soft close clip, but I don't know what kind it is. Does anyone know where I can get more of these?
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Is practical for me to consider building a set of toy drawers?

My son has a lot of toys. For that purpose, I would like (if durable suitable drawers can't be bought) consider making drawers or boxes on rollers in a frame or something like. I live in Japan and we ...
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How to repair the front panel of this unusual kitchen drawer?

Our utensils drawer has two problems, one of which is that the front is poorly attached to the drawer box. (The other problem, not the focus of this question, is that one of the back wheels is gone ...
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Where to find non-standard drawer pulls?

I'm in progress on a kitchen refresh and my drawer pulls are non-standard size (4-7/8" center-to-center). I never thought it would be this difficult to find brass drawer pulls that fit this size. ...
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What is the name of a part that is placed between drawer tracks and the cabinet wall for a narrower drawer?

I've seen these pieces that look a bit like plastic cubes that were used as in the question title. There were four of them, two on each side, holding a track for a drawer that was narrower than ...
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Drawer Roller Runner Comes Off Track

In my pantry, there are six drawers stacked vertically. Each drawer is on a pair of 18" roller runners. In the front, the track is mounted to wood. In the back, the track plugs into a face frame ...
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DTC Soft Close Slider Replacement?

One of the sliders on one of the cabinets in our kitchen has been bent (kid fell on it). I've searched for "DTC 533 soft close slider" (DTC 533 can be seen on the slider below) to try and ...
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Drawer slide catching can’t remove

The drawer slide won’t extend fully because it keeps getting caught. I think it is catching on a loose screw but I can’t access the screw to tighten it as the slide keeps getting caught! Does anyone ...
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How to attach a drawer without screwing?

In my rented flat, I have a kitchen table that has a gap beneath it with another surface underneath, as shown in the picture (it is open on both sides) I would like to put a drawer in this gap for ...
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Ikea chest of drawers/drawers table deformed

I was recently given this chest of drawers/drawers table by a friend of mine. But the problem is that because of the weight of the clothes (I pressume), the drawers have been deformed a litte bit. ...
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Sagging drawer bottom

The 1/4" MDF bottoms of these drawers are stapled to the drawer frames. The bottoms are not rigid enough to support contents without sagging. And they are so low to the cabinet frame that the ...
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Need standard name for short depth drawers

I'm looking for a set of drawers for use in my bathroom for storage. I'm looking for a set or modular range that has a small depth length in dimension. In other words the distance between the front ...
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How to install drawer slides when the drawer cutout trim is not flush with the cabinet's interior side panels

I want to replace the original drawer slides which were installed back in the 1970s. As you can see from the picture, the interior side panels of the cabinet are not flush with the cherry trim on the ...
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A type of compartment that rises out of a desk

I'm building a computer desk and I had the idea to hide some speakers in a compartment towards the back. I'd like the speakers to pop up out of the desk on some kind of mechanism that rises up, kind ...
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First wooden slide drawer of plan chest stuck close

Any suggestions appreciated I have a planchest with wooden sliding drawers and the top drawer of it is stuck close. I managed to open it about the 15cm by two of us pulling it out with a lot of force ...
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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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