Asked on Jan 17, 2019

How do I reinforce dresser drawers for kitchen storage?



i have a super small kitchen and would like to utilize a dresser i already have to put my plates and bowls in. i wonder how to reinforce it to hold the heavy weight but still be able to use all the drawers. it has two drawers on top and then 2 full width drawers below with about 12-16" open from the bottom drawer to the floor.

3 answers
  • CAV
    on Jan 17, 2019

    Place /screw/glue wood cross sections under each draw to reinforce the strength of the bottom to hold and distribute the extra weight evenly. Hope this helps.

  • Kimber
    on Jan 17, 2019

    i'll check it out when i get home, i need to do something that will still "clear" the opening so i can open and close the drawer.

  • Landsharkinnc
    on Jan 19, 2019

    I'd put other items in the drawers ... utensils, baking tins, spices in the top drawer, towels, table linens, etc. Not only would you have to reinforce the drawer itself, but you would have to reinforce the runners that they slide on, and possibly the hardware as well to 'pull' the drawers open.

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