Almost certainly, you’ll need to take out the drawers from one of your cabinets, dressers, or other similar pieces of furniture at some point. Taking out the drawers is usually the first step, whether you need to move the furniture and make it lighter before moving it, clean it out, or make a quick repair. Even though taking out drawers is usually easy, the way you do it can change depending on the type of drawer slides you have. Here are the steps for taking out drawers with the most common types of drawer slides.
It could be a dresser, a cabinet, or something else similar. When you need to take drawers out, you should try to avoid situations that don’t make sense.
No matter where the problem is coming from, you have to take the drawer out to find it and fix it. Here are a few ways to take out different kinds of drawers and drawer slides.
Since they are hidden when the drawer is closed, bottom slides are often used in formal dresser drawers. Drawers that are wider often have two bottom slides to make them more stable. This video shows how to take out drawers that slide out from the bottom.
This could be because the under-mount drawer slides need more oil or are getting rusty. Heat could have caused the wood on the sides of the drawer to expand and get stuck. The drawer might be tilting because a screw on the mounting plate has come loose.
European slides are what are used to connect Ikea drawers to dressers. To take the drawer off the mounting plate, push any buttons, latches, or levers on these slides. Watch this video to find out how to take out drawers from an Ikea Maximera.
But there are no levers on this drawer, and the pictures show that there also doesn’t seem to be a way to open it. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if I couldn’t take out the drawer because I can’t get the tools in there to remove the last few screws. The biggest problem is that I have to take the desk apart to get it through the office door. When I can’t get my tools in there to separate the side panel from the drawer side without taking out the top drawer, that’s a problem.
How do you get the drawers out of a Steelcase lateral file cabinet?
Press down on the lock catch on each side of the drawer as needed to pull it out. Pull the file drawer on the side out until it stops. As shown, pull the drawer up and out while pressing down on the lock retainers on each side of the drawer.
What are drawer slides that mount on the bottom?
The left and right bottom corners of the drawer box are where the drawer slides are attached. Rollers are often used instead of ball bearings in drawer slides. Most of the time, you can only get a partial extension, but sometimes you can get a full extension.
What does it mean for a drawer slide to go under a cabinet?
Undermount drawer glides are pieces of hardware that go under the box of the drawer. They make the drawer easy to open and close. Undermount drawer glides can hold more weight than drawer glides that are attached to the drawer box’s side walls.
How are side mount and bottom mount drawer slides different?
Side mounts are attached to the sides of the drawer and the cabinet. Drawer bottoms and cabinet sides are held in place with bottom mounts. Undermounts, on the other hand, are two slides that are attached to the side of the cabinet and the bottom of the drawer (which is hidden).
How do you take out a spice drawer that slides out?
To get rid of a spice rack, just pull the drawer all the way out while being careful. Stand to the right of the dresser and pull the drawer out as far as it will go. To open it, push the clasp inside toward the track.
How do you take the drawers out of a steel filing cabinet?
For this type of file cabinet drawer to be taken out, it must be opened until its guides are fully out. You also need to find a locking clip or lever on the drawer guides. To take out the drawer, you can either pull the lever up or pull it down.