How do I Replace the Wood Front of a Molded Plastic Kitchen Drawer?

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How do I Replace the Wood Front of a Molded Plastic Kitchen Drawer?
Drawer fronts can be replaced on moulded plastic drawers (the kitchen. image by guiney from

Replacing the wood front of a moulded plastic drawer requires only simple tools. Homeowners tend to replace the wood front because of damage from use or because they want a new drawer front with a different style or colour. Installing brand-new drawer fronts will spruce up any kitchen. The drawer front mounts to the moulded plastic drawer using drawer-front screws.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Tape measure
  • Power drill
  • Tip set

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  1. 1

    Open the drawer and locate the mounting screws inside the drawer box. These screws attach the drawer front to the plastic drawer.

  2. 2

    Measure the overhang of the drawer front in each direction. This will allow you to place the new drawer front in the exact same position.

  3. 3

    Measure and mark the overhang on the new drawer front. Mark lines where the drawer front and the drawer will meet on the drawer front.

  4. 4

    Remove the old drawer-front screws from the moulded plastic drawer with a power drill. Match the drill tip to the screw head securing the drawer front. Keep the screws.

  5. 5

    Place the new drawer front into position. Align the drawer front on the plastic drawer according to the marks.

  6. 6

    Fasten the drawer front to the drawer using a power drill.

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