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How to make cabinets and drawers soft close

How to make your cabinets and drawers soft close (easily)

With just a screwdriver and a few minutes per door and drawer you can upgrade your existing cabinets. I know, because I’ve done it! In this article you’ll learn step-by-step how to make your cabinets and drawers soft close.  Plus, learn which dampers and adapters to buy to avoid poor performing, creaking hardware. Hint: You can’t go wrong with Blum dampers (Amazon) or Vadania retrofit drawer slides (Amazon). I start my day around 5am making coffee and trying my best to not …

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How to Measure Drawer Slides

Pros Guide on How to Measure Drawer Slides in 5 Simple Steps

Understanding how to measure drawer slides is the first step to ensuring a proper installation. And is a must before building drawers or replacing slides. The good news is measuring for drawer slides is relatively straight forward.  But the bad news is there are a wide variety of drawer slides, countless manufacturers and some basic cabinet (or furniture) considerations to consider.  Plus, learning how to measure for drawer slides isn’t just the length but also understanding the width and height. …

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How to remove dresser drawer with center metal slide

How to Remove Dresser Drawer With Center Metal Slide in 5 Easy Steps

Removing dresser drawers seems like a simple task, right? But, you’re probably here because you can’t seem to make that drawer budge. While most side mount or roller drawers are easy to remove a center mount isn’t always easy. So how do you remove a dresser drawer with a center metal slide?  The trick to removing a struck drawer could be either force or a search for a drawer stopper you didn’t realize was there. Why would a drawer have …

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