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False Cabinet Face Issue

11/12/14       
Confused Member

I'm not very handy, but figured a cabinet knob swap out would be within my grasp. I was wrong.

Got most of them, but at the kitchen sink I have two false face drawers affixed mechanically and with glue. Two photos are attached.

I'm reluctant to just pull the connector with pliers, and don't want to just pop off the face as you would tile from drywall. How do I do this without damaging cabinets or pulling sink?


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11/13/14       #2: False Cabinet Face Issue ...
james mcgrew Member

cut the handle off from the front, unscrew the balance of the post and just push the screw thru the hole,

you may have to get creative with a rally good epoxy when you put the new one on from the front using a screw post with no head

11/13/14       #3: False Cabinet Face Issue ...
james mcgrew Member

or find a way to gently remove the connector and cut the glue with a blade

11/13/14       #4: False Cabinet Face Issue ...
mastercabman

You may be able to replace it with a "right angle drill"
Done it before

11/13/14       #5: False Cabinet Face Issue ...
Rich Kuban Member

Just seems to me there is enough space between the screw head and sink that a specialty stubby screwdriver should be able to work. I have a Snap-On one that has a ratchet the screwdriver would slide through that would be perfect. The only issue would be getting enough pressure on the handle to not pop out of the screw head. Since you have already changed some pulls, you know what recess type and size you are working with.

For me the problem would be how to reattach the front after it was removed. Good luck!

11/13/14       #6: False Cabinet Face Issue ...
mark

Ha! I hate fake pulls. A crow bar and an old pair of blue jeans will get it off. Or, if you want to be precious about it, put a hex drive screw tip in a pair of vice grips and go in for surgery.

11/22/14       #7: False Cabinet Face Issue ...
franko64

Or call a cabinet guy...just saying

3/2/15       #8: False Cabinet Face Issue ...
michael johnson

L shape manuel screwdriver. Available at any store such as Lowes. Once loosened turn the rest of the way by hand. Reinstall the same way.

3/21/15       #9: False Cabinet Face Issue ...
greg Member

Hence the reason not to drill false fronts for hardware.

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