Users' questions

Can you glue drawer knobs on?

Can you glue drawer knobs on?

Working drawer pulls must be securely attached, especially to heavy drawers. For functional use, however, drawer pulls are typically installed with screws. Because drawer pulls must typically endure both vertical and lateral stress, glue alone will not effectively hold a functioning drawer pull in place.

How do I stop my drawer pulls from spinning?

For example:

  1. Use handles that take two screws.
  2. Put a washer under the head to distribute the load, then make them really tight.
  3. Keep them all tight according to a schedule.
  4. Only use knobs made of strong wood, and keep them tight.
  5. Use knobs that take a machine screw instead of a wood screw.

How do you fix misaligned cabinet knobs?

Place a washer on a screw and push it through the hole from the back. Most knobs require washers, but a few do not. Hold it in place with the Phillips screwdriver and screw a knob onto it from the front. Repeat until all the cabinets have received a perfectly aligned knob.

What can I use to tighten a dresser drawer knob?

Hand-tighten the knob on the screw and use a screwdriver to finish tightening the screw. Another option is to fill the thread cavity in a wooden drawer knob with wood glue. Insert wooden toothpicks into the cavity to fill the space. Use utility shears to cut the toothpicks flush with the back of the drawer knob.

How can I fix a loose drawer pull?

Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw clockwise to secure the knob. Apply a drop or two of a strong, fast-acting glue into the opening on the back of a metal drawer knob if the knob threads appear stripped.

How do you fix a cabinet door knob?

Thread the knob back onto cabinet, closet or drawer. You will need to apply firm pressure while being careful not to over-tighten because you will now have the resistance needed to keep the handle firmly on the door/drawer. Tighten the screw until the knob is flush with the door/drawer.

Can You patch a hole in a drawer knob?

Your first choice in a new knob may not match up to the predrilled holes used for the old hardware, which then necessitates patching to keep the drawer front looking its best. Fortunately you don’t need woodworking skills to successfully patch the hole so it no longer shows.