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Kitchen Cabinets: 9 Easy Repairs

Sometimes, it's the little things that drive us crazy in the kitchen. The loose door knobs, nicked door fronts and slamming drawers. If any of these sound familiar, check out this collection of quick and easy kitchen cabinet repairs. You'll find simple solutions for many of the most common kitchen cabinet woes.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

Adjust hinges on misaligned doors

Adjust or replace bad latches

Add bumpers to banging doors

Replace worn-out drawer slides

Lubricate sticking drawers

Repair a broken drawer box

Glue loose knobs

Two ways to fill stripped screw holes

Touch up nicks and scratches

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September 23, 4:56 PM [GMT -5]

I used the second option to fix some loose cabinet doors my 2 year old ripped off. The small wood plugs were no longer available in my local big box store so the local carpentry store was my last resort. I was able to achieve the same results using a 1/2 spade bit to bore out the hole. Worked like a charm. Thank you TFHM.

September 19, 3:47 AM [GMT -5]

With multpile cabinets being connected and the fact all of them will probably fail eventually I would opt for the pull down. It's more work, but doing things right always is, it's just a matter of getting the homeowner to understand that. So yeah pull down, rebuild, use lots of glue (just don't make a mess), and use some 1/2 or 3/8 plywood triangle to stiffen it if you want, but if you glue the sides better it shouldn't be much of an issue.


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