The best way to Replace Wood Drawer Slides With Undermounts

Older houses — plenty from the 60 s — of them employed wood runners, and if runners can actually it. if you are planning on selling an older house, They use, and when drawers are fully-loaded, can be difficult to budge, although wooden runners perform great in the beginning. They will not shut completely, or make drawer fronts appear crooked and get sloppy. Change from wood slides to ballbearing under-mount glides for a marked improvement in drawer efficiency that can bring up-to your house -day. It’s possible for you to upgrade your drawers.

Remove the drawers in the cabinet. Set them upside-down on a work table.

Select the metal under-mount runner marked “DL” and place it at the underside of the drawer. It’s bent at a 90-degree angle, therefore half of it is going to fit the edge of the bottom within and half will match on top. The wheel will go in the rear of the drawer. It’ll match only one way, in the event you get confused, do not worry.

Place the screws that came with all the package in the holes. Use a cordless screw gun to secure the runner. Do both sides.

Reach using a hammer to the cabinet. Tap sideways on the aged wood runners till they pull them off and come free. Use diagonal pliers to remove any screws or nails that stay in in the body.

Place the runner marked “CL” to the left side of the drawer opening, flush with all the side. Place two screws that came with all the kit in both holes in the little plate which is facing up. Use a cordless screw gun to secure the plate.

Reach to the drawer opening. There is another little plate on the finish of the runner. Slide it all the way again until it touches the straight back of the cupboard, or the brace where the wood runner was connected.

Insert two screws that came using the kit in to two holes on the plate. Use the cordless screw gun to to add them to the straight back of the cupboard, or the brace. Do both sides.

Pick the drawer with your hands fingers up. Tip it a-T A30-diploma angle so the wheels on the base of the drawer enter slots on the cupboard runners. Tilt the drawer and glide it in the cabinet to finish the installation.

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