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

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Power drill
  • Tip set
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Living in Utah, Jared Curtis graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. Curtis is continuing his education in hard sciences to apply to medical school in the future. He began writing professionally in 2010, specializing in cabinet-related articles.