Published at Monday, July 03rd, 2017 - 04:59:11 AM. Drawer. By justin.
Drawer Boxes - What You Must Know Before Buying Them Drawer boxes are quite simply the drawers that may be contained in a closet, kitchen unit, and office unit or bedroom furniture. Drawers make great storage units for folded up clothes, socks, lingerie and underwear as well as make-up and other bedroom items. If you have drawers in your kitchen units then you will probably use them for storing your cutlery or even small tools and odd bits. These types of boxes can also be found in offices in filing cabinets as well as computer desks for storing files and stationary. Drawers can be made from many different materials depending on where they will be used. Bedroom and kitchen drawer boxes are generally made from different types of wood that are then fixed together before being attached to runners so that they can slide in and out of their cabinets easily. Most office drawers are made from metal because it is a sturdier and more robust material. Metal drawers are generally welded together. Drawers are only available in an oblong shape, although some have a thinner shape to others. There are different sizes of these boxes that are available, and this depends largely on the unit that they are house in. Office drawers in filing cabinets need to be a lot bigger than the ones that feature in kitchens or bedroom furniture; this is because office drawers are used to accommodate much heavier items. If you are looking for a colorful drawer, then you will be spoilt for choice if you look around at bedroom furniture. For kitchen drawers, the color of the units tends to be determined by the color of wood that is used. Office drawers are generally a metal silver tone. If you want to personalize your drawers then this can be achieved with specialist metal or wood paints. Depending on the type of drawers that you are looking for, will determine where you go shopping. The easiest place to go shopping for these types of boxes is online as this will provide you with the widest choice of the many different types and sizes. You will also find shopping online to be more convenient and possibly a lot cheaper whether you are a savvy shopper or not. Drawer boxes are a common storage unit that tends to go un-noticed because they are house in other facilities. But let us now embrace the drawer as a storage device that nobody can live without.
Fix Your Broken Kitchen Drawer - The Real Story My first project of my Fix-It-Up series is to fix the drawers in my kitchen. One runner had completely disappeared with no one admitting the deed, and the other rails were not staying in their tracks. This caused us over the months to push, pull and tug until one whole drawer front tore loose from the drawer itself. My hubby fixed that problem but the root of the problem remained-drawers that wouldnt slide. I purposefully picked a rather easy project for my first in the series for two reasons: one, to attempt to succeed in my first project (the vanity of it all), and two, because I had just finished putting away all my Christmas stuff the week before and I was tired! My trip to Home Depot for a replacement drawer runner was successful only because of a very helpful gentleman who couldnt help overhearing me and Geri talking to a nice, although clueless, Home Depot employee. This kindly bystander just happened to be a cabinet builder, lucky for us, and filled our heads with all kinds of advice and tips about drawer problems. Ill share those with you as we go. Here are the steps I took with explanations so you can master this task yourself. * First things first; empty the drawers. Heres a picture of my totally disorganized mess. One drawer with Tupperware and such, the other with small kitchen appliances and tools. * Take your good drawer: Or an example of what you need to the hardware store with you. This is invaluable. Dont fool yourself thinking youll be able to pick out what you need from the overwhelming mass of merchandise. Believe me, it will all look the same after you get there. * Clean the area first: After you pull out the drawers, clean the empty cabinet of old dust and filth. It will make working on your project easier. * Mount the hardware to the cabinet: This was pretty easy by following the directions that came with the railings and also following the example of the intact drawer. * Drill pilot holes: Its always better to drill small pilot holes before sinking your screw, especially into particle board. Particle board will split and crumble (it happened with this project to me even with a pilot hole. Nothing that a bit of wood glue couldnt fix.) * Adjust the back bracket: The brackets that attach to the back of the cabinet were intact, but over the years had moved so that the drawer fell out of the rail when you pushed it in. Each back bracket has two holes for screws, one that slides and one that anchors the bracket. - Unscrew and remove the anchor screw but leave the screw in the slide; loosen slightly. - Slide both brackets as far towards the middle of the cabinet as possible. In other words, all the way to one end of the slide. - Carefully put the drawer back in its railings, and slowly push the drawer all the way in. - Remove drawer. - Now the back railings are exactly where they need to be to hold the drawer since the drawer itself moved the back brackets to the exact location. Tighten the slider screw, and add a screw in the anchor slot after drilling a pilot hole. Most of the time, the back brackets are parallel to eachother. * Fix any problems with the drawer: My drawer (and this was the good one!) was beginning to separate (see photo). The bottom of my drawer was only held together with little staples, so I added some wood glue and hammered the staples back in place. I totally bent one staple trying to hammer it in, so I replaced it with a screw with a pilot hole drilled first. * Clean the drawers and surrounding woodwork: Heres your chance for a thorough cleaning. I like mild soap and water, followed by Liquid Gold. * Replace the shelf liner: Mine was faded, dirty and torn...it should be, it was 15 years old! But being the pack rat that I am, I still had the original roll with plenty left to replace it. Ahhh, fresh and new. * Organize: I proudly rid myself of at least 25-50% of the stuff. The rest, I placed neatly into storage containers and bins. While youre at it, tidy up the other drawers too. * Admire your work: Its OK to be proud of yourself.
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