Install a new cabinet-drawer front for a cabinet-drawer front that is missing or damaged. Learn how to install a new cabinet-drawer front using the home repair tips in this free video.
My name's Ryan Parker with Parker Home Renovations in New Braunfels, Texas, and today I'm going to tell you how to install a new cabinet drawer front. Now if you have a missing drawer front at your house or if it has fallen off or got damaged, you may need to replace it. The first thing you need to do is you'll have to take the existing drawer front off. So there's several different ways they could have mounted it. They could have nailed it on, they could have screwed it on. So look in the back of the drawer where the cabinet door is and you can actually look and if there's a screw or two screws there holding it on there, you can actually take those screws off, take the drawer front off. If there aren't, then it's probably nailed on with a nail gun. So you'll have to work with it, maybe get a pry bar in between the drawer and the drawer front and pry on it a little bit just to get it loose. Once you get it loose, take it off and you can go down to a hardware store and find one that looks like it, same dimensions. But if you don't have a drawer front already, you'll have to measure that opening, length and width in order to find the right cabinet drawer. Go down to the hardware store, get the correct cabinet drawer for the application and bring it back to the house. And then when you're mounting the cabinet drawer, you can use a clamp like this and what you'll do is you'll hold the cabinet drawer up against the drawer, pull the drawer out, you'll want to put your clamp on the cabinet drawer front and on the actual drawer to hold it in place so it doesn't move up and down, then you want to close it a little bit and make sure it lines up with the other drawers around it, or doors, and then you can either use a nail gun. Make sure you don't use long nails to where it will come out the front, and you'll want to nail it from the back. Or you can use screws. Once again, make sure they're short enough to where they won't puncture through the front of the drawer, and you can screw it on from the back. Close your drawer. Make sure it lines up all the way around. And that's how you install a cabinet drawer front. My name's Ryan Parker with Parker Home Renovations and you can visit me at parkerhomerenovations.com.