By shelby. Drawer. Published at Thursday, March 16th, 2017 - 20:28:11 PM.
The Problem With Wooden Drawers Wooden drawers, over time can develop niggling little faults which we invariably put up with, inconvenient and annoying as they can be - when actually - the majority of these problems are relatively easy to fix. Drawers where the base has split and sticking drawers are probably the most common problems experienced. With just a little knowledge these can be rectified without having to start phoning around for a joiner as the first or our only option. Overloading drawers can often be the root cause of sticking drawers. The first step is to completely empty the drawer and remove for inspection. Check for loose or protruding pins or nails either on the drawer or in and around the drawer frame. Where evident; hammer back flush and refit drawer. It could be that simple. Tip. Before getting the toolkit out for sticking drawers; first try rubbing the runners and drawer grooves with candle wax. This might just do the job without any further effort. Drawer runners could also be the culprit. Check how smoothly the draw slides along the wooden runners. If they have worked loose it can be the cause of sticking; again, usually due to overloading. If so, then just apply fresh adhesive to the runner and pin back into place. Worn runners are another common cause of drawer problems. The uppermost sides can become worn with use and time. Check that the underside of the runner is still good - it might be possible to just remove the runner and turn it over. If so, then carefully prise it off with a wood chisel- apply adhesive- and re-pin into position. New runners may be required if turning the old runners round does not solve the problem of sticking. Where this is the case cut a couple of pieces of wood to the same dimensions as the original runners, smooth with a medium abrasive paper and drill with the smallest wood drill bit in your toolbox to take the small diameter of the fixing panel pins or nails. Apply a thin coat of wood adhesive to the back of the new runner- press into position- and affix with pins. Drawer bases can also suffer the adverse effects of overloading. In time they will begin to sag and eventually they can split completely, requiring replacement. In this case, cut a new base piece from either plywood or from a hardwood of choice. Next, remove the nails or pins securing the damaged base to the body of the drawer using pincers, and remove any glue blocks that may be attached using a mallet and wood chisel. Replace with new base by gluing and using pins. Drawer bases that are split may be sometimes repaired, that is to say; simply remove both halves from the drawer body and glue them back together. From a strength point of view, depending on usage, this may not be the best option.
Kitchen Drawer Pulls That Make Or Break Your Room Kitchen drawer pulls can have a powerful effect on the appearance of a working kitchen. You might not think of it because your cabinet drawers come with handles already. However, you can enhance the theme of the décor subtly by using kitchen hardware masterfully. When you walk into a room for the first time, you may not consciously notice details like drawer knobs. If someone asked you what they were like, you may not be able to answer. Yet, they create an ambience that is unique to the kitchen. You may not know what you liked or did not like, but there will be either a feeling of harmony or a nagging sense of wrongness. The kitchen cabinet knobs make that big of a difference. Durable Kitchen Hardware for your Drawers If you choose flimsy kitchen hardware products, you will regret your choice in a very short time. Your drawer pulls can bend or scratch. They can discolor easily, more than certain metals that age naturally and beautifully. They will make your kitchen drawers look cheap. It does not take a fortune to buy durable kitchen hardware for your kitchen drawers. To choose drawer knobs that will fit the holes that have already been drilled for previous hardware, it is essential to do some measuring. Take off the old drawer pull and measure from the center of one screw hole to the center of the other. A three-inch distance is quite common and it will be easy to find a replacement. What to Do with Replacing Odd Size Drawer Handles If you find that your center-to-center measurement is an odd size, you have three choices. You can search until you find the odd size of drawer pulls to match your drawers. This is usually not the best option unless you have a lot of time. It can take months or even years. The second choice is to fill the original holes with wood putty, finish over them, and make new holes. Buying Drawer Pulls with a Back Plate The final choice if you are replacing odd sized drawer knobs is to buy ones with a back plate. A back plate can cover the existing holes. No one will know they are there. It will eliminate the problem inherent in the other option where you have to match the finish of the holes to the drawer front. Many drawer pulls come with back plates. You can search the home improvement stores and hardware stores looking for that ideal set of cabinet handles. It takes a lot of leg work, but you get a first hand look at any hardware you are considering. If it is a local store, you are likely to know how good their return policies are, as well. If you want to save yourself some energy, you can look on the internet. Most any online store will offer hundreds of kitchen drawer pulls to choose. You will be able to see a picture, a description, and a price. The only drawback to online buying is that you can not feel the weight of the drawer pulls in your hand. This is an indication of durability. Wherever you decide to buy your drawer knobs, look for long-wearing, stylish hardware in styles that interest you. It is very as important that you find ones that complement your kitchen and make it a harmonious room.
Removing File Cabinet Drawers Removing a file cabinet drawer will be a frustrating experience for you. What should be an easy task often ends up with you sweating; cursing and wrenching the drawer in ways that you are sure are not good for your cabinet. With a little help and guidance, you will be able to remove the drawers from just about any file cabinet. Read this following information carefully. Step 1 The first step is that you have to open the drawer you want to remove all the way. Then look on each side of the drawer for a plastic tab or lever within the metal slides. Step 2 Release the drawer from the slides. You can doing by pressing up or down on the tabs, lifting up on the drawer and then pulling the drawer next to you. Admittedly, it can be hard to do all at one time. So, get someone to help you. Have your helper depress the tabs while you maneuver the drawer; you have to be careful to not smash his or her fingers. Step 3 Remove those drawers with no lever or tab in the slides. You can do this by opening the drawer fully, and then lifting and pulling on the drawer. Step 4 The next step is that you can remove the contents of the drawer when you are difficulty to remove the drawer. Often taking the weight out of the drawer will do the trick, and the drawer that just would not come out slides out easily the first time once you have taken everything out. Step 5 For the last step, you should move the drawer around at slightly different angles in order to get it to release, but do not twist it to too far or you may bend the mechanism or the drawer itself. This will only make it even harder to remove.
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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