Fixing Drawers: How to Make Creaky Drawers Glide

Replace worn out drawer slides with ball-bearing slides

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Pry bar
  • Square
  • Wood chisel

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Shims
  • 1x4 wood support rails
  • 1-in. wide wood cleats (or metal angle brackets)
  • 1-1/4-in. drywall screws
  • 3/4 x No. 8 pan head sheet metal screws