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How to replace dresser drawer bottoms [closed]

I have a cheap dresser (probably IKEA) that I got second hand. It has a thin wood/ cardboard board at the bottom of it. Over time a few of the drawer bottoms have warped and fallen out of place as a ...
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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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How do I resolve a soft close drawer mechanism not working correctly?

I just moved in to a new house and 2 of the soft-close drawers don't work correctly. The model is Blum (it's an older version I think). It looks like the one in the picture, and the issue is that the ...
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Can someone explain the Blum cabinet profile scew position diagram?

Row A is if you have generic chipboard screws, row B is if you have fancy Blum system screws (part 661.145). What I don't understand is why the B row also shows generic chipboard screws. Do they ...
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Extremely Loud Drawers (deep drawers with slider extension)

UPD: The link is updated with pictures of the drawer out and shows the sliders. We recently moved into a new apartment, and facing a unique issue with the bathroom drawers. Every time we open or close ...
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What is the purpose of these small unaligned studs for building a precut chest of drawers?

I was working on building this drawer by FOTOSOK I had ordered from amazon. and in the instruction booklet on page 11 step 12 there is a mysterious step which I don't understand the purpose of. I have ...
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How can I accomodate a vanity with drawers when the drain is on right wall?

Is it possible to install a bathroom vanity with drawers between two walls where the drain is on the right wall? Here is the inside of the existing vanity: The bottom of the drain is 12.5" from ...
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Should I select a drawer slide slightly shorter or slightly longer than the drawer?

If my drawer is 17.25" inches deep, but the space is 18" deep, would I be better using an 18" or 16" bottom mount soft closing slide? The reason the drawer is 17.25" is ...
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How do I change a drawer pull if the screw is concealed?

I have a hutch with drawers and a secretary desk/pull down desk and am trying to change the hardware on the drawer pulls. It was straightforward to change the pulls on the actual drawers (the screw in ...
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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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How can I remove this drawer?

My basement utility sink has a drawer underneath that I want to remove, but I can't figure out how to do it. In hopes of finding instructions, there are no vendor markings on it, and I've compared it ...
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Wooden drawer repair

After decades of service, the faceplate of the drawer has detached. The underside had several small nails and staples pinning the plate. Hopefully, the photos show that the sides of the drawer (...
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I have a two-bins trashcan drawer with blum tracks (568R452-09). What do I need to add a blum servo drive to it?

I have a two-bins trashcan drawer with blum tracks (marking on the tracks says 568R452-09). What do I need to add a blum servo drive to it? (in addition to the servo drive motor, obviously). ...
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Why don't drawers go all the way to the back of the cabinet?

I'm going to build my first drawer for my trailer and I just finished measuring it and then I decided to take a look at my kitchen drawers and see how they measure up to the space available. There is ...
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Can I add holes to drawer slides for mounting at other points?

I'm wanting to make a sliding tray that is attached to a shelf - It will only be a partial width of the shelf, not the full width. I will be needing to support up to 15kg and have a slide length of ...
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Can I use a regular ball-bearing drawer slidse on their side?

I'm wanting to create a sliding shelf by essentially adding drawer slides on top of an existing shelf and a piece of wood on top of that: My question is... Are regular ball bearing slides bought ...
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Looking for replacement part for under-drawer catch

I have a drawer which uses the following catch mounted under it. The problem is that the straight vertical-ish segment doesn't extend enough to the right to be able to click firmly into the runner. ...
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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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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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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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