Published at Sunday, July 02nd, 2017 - 23:47:11 PM. Drawer. By Kirby.
Things To Know About Installing Drawer Runners In The Home Do-it-yourself projects are easier to conceptualize than they are to actually carry out. There are so many minuscule aspects of building and maintenance that tend to go overlooked. When DIY renovating kitchens, bathrooms and even bedrooms, the compact storage system of drawers are sure to pop up. Many people may not be sure how to install drawer runners or be aware of how many different types there are, but this is necessary to know in altering a home. Drawer runners are the pieces of material which support a drawer upon sliding in or out. Their purpose is to ensure that the motion is smooth and does not squeak or make other annoying noises while also keeping the drawer balanced. These runners can be categorized in many different ways depending on material, design, and installation. Runners can be either lengths of wood or lengths of metal. They are mounted on both sides of the base or housing of a drawer. While metal assemblies are flush with the housing, this is not so with wood runners. Instead, they protrude out a bit to fit in the grooves that should be indented on either side of the drawer. Drawer slides are a type of slide in which a channel is mounted within the drawers housing while a bracket and roller are mounted upon the actual sides of the drawers. With this installment, the drawers movement is smooth and may also close on its own. Ball-bearing drawer slides are the other type which consists of two separate parts. These opposing pieces slide into each other and clip together to hold the drawer open or shut. They come in short or full-extension versions, depending on the preference of the builder. There are several types of applications for these runners. Full-extension runners are ideal for drawers in which full access is necessary all the way back. Full-extension runners with a concealed soft closing are similar, yet they close more gently. Another type is touch-release, which are also full-extension but have a push-latch technology to hold the drawer closed when it is shut. When the drawer is pushed, it will release the latch and open the drawer. There are only a few steps to installing runners on drawers. Firstly, runners must be screwed to the sides of the drawer so that they are parallel with one another and at equal heights. Then, the drawer should be held in the cavity of its housing to ensure that the sliders can fully close, marking where screws need to be placed. Tools can then be used to drive in the screws. Finally, the drawer is to be removed and, with a screwdriver, each runner can be loosened. Final touches can then be implemented such as checking the alignment and tightening the screws. Drawer runners help add to the ambience of any home. A squeaky, bumpy or uneven drawer can throw off a put-together look. The main science lies in choosing the correct type of slides and runners. Then, it is all about the know-how of installation. With the correct knowledge, drawers will be properly installed and as a result will run smoothly and quietly.
How to Clean Drawer Pulls And Knobs Drawer pulls will need to be cleaned every once in a while because they can get dusty with time but also because there is dirt that is transferred from your hand to the knobs and pulls. A good time to clean them is when you are doing your spring cleaning to make sure that they are done regularly or you can do them anytime that you decide to clean the room that the drawers are in. Some easy steps for cleaning knobs and pulls are discussed in this article. Remove the drawer pulls First you will need to remove the drawer pulls from the drawers. When you are doing this you should somehow mark them so that you can be sure that you are putting the same drawer pulls on the same spots on the drawer. After time the knobs and pulls may settle on the drawers and if you end up putting on a different one on the spot it may not fit the way that the original did. Cleaning the drawer pulls You should use an anti-bacterial cleaner for the pulls because hands are constantly coming in contact with them. Make sure to clean all around the area and get off any of the stickiness that can be left behind. Clean the area of the drawer that the pulls cover as well there can be a lot of dust build up in that particular spot. It can also get sticky here especially if they are in a childs room. Juice and other spills can get in between this area and there is also a potential for bacteria so be sure to clean the area well. Replace the drawer pulls Once the knobs and pulls have been cleaned allow them to dry. After they have dried make sure that they arent sticky or have any sort of residue on them. Inspect them in the sunlight to be sure that they are clean enough to be replaced. Now put the drawer knobs back on and admire your nice clean drawers. Drawer pulls hardware is not something that you think about too often when you are cleaning a room but the potential for germs and dirt is great. Dirty hands, especially a childs, will make them unclean and transfer bacteria onto them. Just knowing that you have clean and bacteria free knobs and pulls will be another step in having a clean home. And that is our goal at the end of the day, right?
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