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Help turn my cupboard to drawers

caren
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Help turn my cupboard to drawers

Im here to ask for help

the first two pictures are my current 2 cupboards, and I really want to turn them into drawers. The last photo is the idea from ikea lovers Facebook. And I would like to keep my doors, only wants to  change the inside. Thank you so much

 

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JaneK
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Re: Help turn my cupboard to drawers

Welcome to Bunnings Workshop @caren

 

Do you happen to know the measurements for the internal dimensions of your cupboards? We have lots of very experienced community members who are always eager to share advice. I'd be interested in hearing whether @redracer01 has any suggestions to get you started. 

 

I look forward to seeing your progress.

 

Jane

 

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redracer01
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Re: Help turn my cupboard to drawers

Hello @caren 

 

There are several ways to achieve that drawer functionality you are after. A perfect example is @pete_brig 's drawer transformation effort! https://www.workshop.bunnings.com.au/t5/Kitchen/Changing-kitchen-cupboards-to-drawers/td-p/22912 This is an amazing bit of DIY magic from pete as he deftly made all drawers fit spot on. This is all DIY and can be achieved with the proper tools and materials. But most importantly someone in the house must have the skill and knowledge to build the drawers and make them fit perfectly. Option number two is to place pull out drawer baskets, there are quite a few out there in the market and you can go from cheap to solid stainless steel basket drawers with soft close runners. Placing one on each level will give you that drawer functionality. without having to change doors. Last option is to have a handy man build the drawers for you, but you will have to source the drawer fronts for your new drawers. I hope these suggestions help and give you ideas on how wish to proceed. Should you have the opportunity, please post the interior size of your cabinets and I will try to draw you sketches time permitting. Good luck and stay safe.

 

Cheers,

Red

 

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caren
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Re: Help turn my cupboard to drawers

Thank you so much

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caren
Budding Contributor

Re: Help turn my cupboard to drawers

I will measure today but just a bit scare that I will need to drill a hold for drawer rail. 

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MitchellMc
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Re: Help turn my cupboard to drawers

Hi @caren,

 

We're here to help and can guild you through the process. It would be helpful to do a few practise holes in a scrap of timber before you get started. Always remember to measure twice and drill once. However, you can always fill a hole in the wrong place, so it's not the end of the world.

 

You should find this step-by-step guide useful: How To Install Drawer Runners.  

 

Please let us know if you need further help or have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

 

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pete_brig
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Re: Help turn my cupboard to drawers

Thanks @redracer01  for th shout out 🙂

@caren  you'll probably find th cupboard size is non-standard--the benefit (it can be made to fit anywhere) & downside (nothing standard will fit it) of custom cabinetry. If it is non-standard, you'll have to go with Red's option 1 or 3. You may be able to get a home handyman service to build or install drawers. Or you may be able to go to a custom cabinet maker to make the drawers &get a handyman service to install. Measurements will b key if th cabinet isn't square--unlikely but possible.

 

Th other downside to doors is th bottom door hinge or th open door if they can't open back far enuf will hinder the drawer. Option is to make th drawer narrower to fit or get rid of doors and use drawers with a face. Another alternative to custom drawers is to use off th shelf ones if they r slightly smaller &pack either side to fit the cabinet carcass but that means wasted space to save dollars.

 

HTH. Cheers, Peter

 

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caren
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Re: Help turn my cupboard to drawers

The video is very useful exactly what I need, thank you 

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