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What is the purpose of these small unaligned studs for building a precut chest of drawers?

These are clips that prevent the thin material that is slid into the groove from coming out and provides more support for the panel and to prevent racking. The thin plastic goes in the groove behind ...
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A type of compartment that rises out of a desk

Search for "Lift up" hinges. These will let you lift up a section of desk to reveal something underneath, but won't let you click in the desk to lift it up. For that, you'll want push ...
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How do I remove this cabinet drawer?

Push up on the pointy thing and pull on the drawer. see details here
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A type of compartment that rises out of a desk

To hold it up there are cupboard door stays used in motorhomes/caravans (RVs etc.). Here (eBay) are some I've used. They're just a spring in a tube, and aren't all that strong, but should do this ...
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Sagging drawer bottom

You could use anti-friction tape. The other thing you could consider is sheet metal. You could get 20g sheet metal and use that to make cross bridging. It might be rigid and thin enough to help ...
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A type of compartment that rises out of a desk

There are purpose-built products out there that are designed to do this. Hard to show an example without it coming across as a recommendation, but you may want to explore something like this: Table ...
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How do I change a drawer pull if the screw is concealed?

My best guess is that the pulls were attached just like the rest, but in this case, a sheet of veneer was glued over the backside after that, concealing the screws. You'd have to cut access holes in ...
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Slide-out tray fence with only a drill

Some table leg brackets and screws should be all you need, besides the rails which makes no difference in this concept. Using table leg brackets will allow you to fasten and sandwich the pieces of ...
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What is the name of this part of drawers?

That looks sort of like a web frame, although only the front rail. A web frame supports the drawer, provides a place to mount the drawer runners, can frame a dust cover, and stiffens the cabinet. From ...
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How can I remove this drawer?

I believe if you pull the drawer out as far as it will go, and look on the side of the rails you will see a little lever That leaver must be held down on one side and up on the other (Or vise-versa) ...
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How can I reattach sliding drawers which have damaged their screw holes?

I think you have two options here. Either you repair that hole by filling it with epoxy resin or another suitable filler. After that you may have to drill it again to make sure it has the right ...
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How to repair this kitchen drawer front panel?

Metal corner braces will work to some degree, but will be hideous. I recently rebuilt one in my home that had been repaired that way. You'll see them every time you open the drawer, along with the ...
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Drawer too wide

No idea how "handy" you are or have the skills or tools available but there is a trick you could try. You could reshape the drawer body to be a parallelogram, and offset the sliders so the drawer ...
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Broken Slide Stop Clip

These clips are from an individual manufacturer and are not a common hardware item. You could contact the drawer-slide manufacturer, who might provide a clip gratis. If that fails, or you wish to ...
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stiff textile material for simple underbed "drawer"

PVC sheets may be a great option. You can use a thicker one that will hold it's shape better or a thin one that can be rolled up. Here is one of many suppliers just to give an example. Personally, I'...
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A type of compartment that rises out of a desk

Nice idea. How about making a tilt-top cubby at the back of the desk? Cut the top across the width of the speakers (perhaps two compartments., for stereo, leaving the center as flat space even when ...
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Sagging drawer bottom

you probably need something with greater rigidity than the MDF. eg plywood and also mount it higher,
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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?

"Drawer runner spacer block" seems to work. Google image search results.
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Is practical for me to consider building a set of toy drawers?

Rather than buying a tablesaw, you could buy a Japanese hand saw and a chisel. With these you can certainly build a box and with practice, a cabinet and a set of drawers. Japanese saws cut on the pull ...
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Can I use a regular ball-bearing drawer slidse on their side?

You want “center mount” or “undermount” drawer slides. Ordinary ones probably won’t work. For example: center mount slide. (Not, strictly speaking, an endorsement of this item, though I don’t think I’...
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Can someone explain the Blum cabinet profile scew position diagram?

The "B" screws are not Blum-specific; Blum just happens to also make them. Those are "euro screws" or "flat head euro screws". The "problem" with euro screws is ...
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How do I remove a drawer from Whitney desk (Pottery Barn)

I'm having the same problem with the PB Bedford desk. I called the furniture dept. and they said on the drawer slides there's a lever and to push up on the one on the left and down on the one on the ...
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How to make drawers close softly?

MALM drawers soft close available now in IKEA as an ad-on. Easy to install and very efficient. Part No. MARKHUS Soft closing device 604.265.71 https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/storage-furniture/...
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How to remove an Accuride drawer rail on a Diebold fire-safe filing cabinet?

We believe this is a 3620, a pocket and bayonet slide. For those type of drawer slides you have to move the drawer away from the locking tab, then lift the bayonet out of the cabinet pocket. Below is ...
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Steelcase desk drawer stuck in unlocked position

There are anti tip mechanisms in steelcase desk drawers. 1.)Open center drawer all the way open. Looking under center drawer, far back on right & left edge are metal square shapes sticking up -try ...
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IKEA kitchen drawer - push to open

I have done this. It requires some engineering but it works great. I have built jigs and made retrofit brackets that allow you to use blum’s tip-on mechanism with ikea’s maximera kitchen drawers. ...
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IKEA kitchen drawer - push to open

The IKEA Maximera drawers are a special order version of Blum's Tandembox antaro line. Blum's name is stamped on the drawer slides. They appear to be almost identical. There are a couple videos on ...
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How can I reattach sliding drawers which have damaged their screw holes?

I have used tooth picks and white glue to fill stripped holes, I don't know how well that will work on particle board. If a toothpick won't work I would get a 1/2" dowel drill a 1/2" hole and glue the ...
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How to remove soft close drawer slide (no levers)?

Those appear to be IKEA drawers, there is little tab that must be pressed while pulling the drawer out. It is a little white tab, you can see it in a slot cut into the metal of the slide just a ...
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