How to make cabinets and drawers soft close

Soft close drawer guide: build, replace or retrofit (Guru Guide 2021)

Building or upgrading to a soft close drawer requires understanding drawer construction, mounting options and drawer brands. Did you know for new drawers its best to use an undermount soft close slide? While for retrofits a side mount soft close is usually required (and most economical). In this article we’ll show you the right slides and tools to make your drawers better. With soft close drawer slides available from just over $10 up to $35 a drawer it’s not really …

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How to Measure Drawer Slides

DIY Guide: 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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