Kitchen cabinet has important function in your kitchen. This furniture is used to store various kitchen items. Installing the kitchen cabinet will add functionality to your kitchen since all items are stored in organized manner. Your kitchen cabinet might come with kitchen cabinet drawers which need to be replaced if these are worn out or broken. In kitchen cabinet drawers replacement, you need to find the kitchen drawer which matches well with existing kitchen cabinetry. You are able to replace drawer slider and inner drawer box. However, the drawer face and drawer pull need to be matched to the kitchen design for the rest of the set. It is possible for you to find replacement drawer parts of the same style and size at home improvement centers or cabinet installation contractors.
If you are planning to perform kitchen cabinet drawers replacement by your own, there are some steps which you can follow. The first thing to do is preparing some items. These are including Phillips screwdriver, large slotted screwdriver, sandpaper, wood glue, measuring tape, and C-Clamps. You can start the process by removing the drawer face from the old drawer. If there is any screw present to attach the drawer box to the drawer’s face, you need to remove it. You should use screwdriver with appropriate type to remove the screws. Some drawer pulls are attached by screws which pass through the face and box. You need to pry the drawer face off the drawer box. Use a large slotted screwdriver to break the glue seal. Do not forget to sand the back of the drawer face. It is done to get rid of hardened glue and splintered wood.
Next, you can remove the drawer sliders from drawer box. Use Phillips screwdriver to remove it. You are able to save the slides before screwing the new drawer if the drawers have proper sliding action. Remove the drawer slides from cabinet’s inside if the drawer is not sliding in and out properly. Just discard these drawer slides. The next step to do in kitchen cabinet drawers replacement is attaching the drawer pull to the drawer face. Use attachment screw or screws which are provided. Take wood glue and spread it on the drawer face and the drawer box’s side where the face attaches. Press the face of the drawer against the drawer box side. You need to align the face squarely with the box side. Do it by measuring two spots on every side with measuring tape. It helps you to see the top and bottom edges of drawer face are equally as far from the edge of drawer box at the top and bottom. The side edges of the face are equidistant from the box’s sides. Take your C-clamps and secure the glued drawer face when it is squared properly. Let the glue to dry for four to six hours drying time.
Fix the salvaged drawer slides to the sides of drawer box. Install the new drawer slides to the slides if it is necessary. Align the bottom rails with the bottom edge of drawer box sides. Align the bottom rails to flush with the bottom edges of drawer box sides. Let the wheels on the slide to extend past the back of drawer box. You need to secure the slide by using screws. Replace the inner slides on the frame. Do it by aligning the front edge of the slides with the bottom of the opening for the drawer. The front will be marked on the slide. You need to secure the inner slide with attachment screws.
The last step of kitchen cabinet drawers replacement is slipping the wheels of the drawer slides protruding out from the back of the drawer box on the wheels on the inner slides and push the drawer into the opening. Make sure you to test the sliding action. Open and close the drawer to check it. If you are not used to DIY task, it is better for you to let professional to perform kitchen cabinet drawers replacement.
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