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Help me find cabinet hinges.

I want to do a little upgrade to the kitchen. The cabinets frame is solid wood (maple?) but the doors are plywood. My plan is to paint the doors white, then change the hinges and pulls. [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 17, 2016 - 8 answers

Help me call up my state senators. New Citizen edition.

I actually have what boils down to a two part question. I am a new citizen of the US and want to do what I can to stop the appointment of several members of the new presidential cabinet. It is my understanding that the cabinet has to be OK'd by the senate? If so which senators pass approval the current ones or the newly elected ones? [more inside]
posted by wwax on Nov 15, 2016 - 14 answers

CPB Funding for Public Broadcasting

A 2016 Congressional Research Service report says CPB received $445 million from Congress to fund public broadcasting in most recent two year appropriation. Later in the report, it says "While federal funding for CPB primarily comes from the Departments of Labor, Health & Human Service and Education, it may receive other sources of funding from the federal government." [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Sep 19, 2016 - 2 answers

How do I replace the light bulb in these under-cabinet lights?

How do I reach the light bulb in these under-cabinet light fixtures? Picture inside. [more inside]
posted by yonglin on Feb 28, 2016 - 7 answers

Behind-door storage: ok for door?

We have a contemporary door on 3 hinges, on which we plan to hang one of these. The cabinet unit weighs 40 pounds, empty. Question: Is this ok for the door, hinges, and the way the door hangs? Can doors sustain that sort of prolonged weight?
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Nov 29, 2015 - 6 answers

What is this piece of furniture and how much should I ask for it?

If you were selling this thing on Craigslist, how would you describe it (like--what is it? what is its purpose? what era/style? etc.) and how much would you ask for it?
posted by HotToddy on Nov 5, 2015 - 21 answers

Brick-and-mortar stores that carry replacement locks for file cabinets?

Are there any bricks-and-mortar stores that carry replacement locks for file cabinets? I've tried two stores, one from a chain that used to carry them, without success. I would prefer a lock such that the replacement key couldn't be ordered by a cashier reading the sales receipt, or by someone looking at the outside of the installed lock, but these days that might be asking too much.
posted by Baeria on Jul 27, 2015 - 8 answers

One is the loneliest cabinet that I've never seen

Can I use a single Ikea kitchen base cabinet without mounting it to the wall/using a ledger board? I am moving into a rental that doesn't have any cabinets on the side of the kitchen with the fridge and stove. There is space at the end/in the corner where I would like to put in additional storage. My first thought was a kitchen cart but now I wonder if I could get a single Ikea base cabinet (36 wide). [more inside]
posted by cessair on Jun 14, 2015 - 10 answers


I'm looking to build an upright MAME console from a kit. I have a budget of about $700-900 total, including the screen and PC and any other bits and pieces I'd need. I'd like a dual joystick setup with a trackball. I have no idea what's out there, other than what Google searches show me, and I don't know what the "gotchas" are. What are the best options for doing this, with the budget in mind? What issues should I watch out for?
posted by a lungful of dragon on May 12, 2015 - 11 answers

My cabinet door started closing on its own one day. What do?

We have a bunch of the same cabinets. This one door just started being very aggressive, and if we open it too far will spring back to about 25% open. This would be fine if it would stay closed, but it doesn't do that either (there's no latching on this or any of the other cabinets). Is it just a matter of tightening or loosening a screw? Picture under the fold. [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Apr 23, 2015 - 7 answers

Help my weird, awkward, ugly wall look beautiful and confident!

I have kind of a funny-looking bedroom - it's in a basement that was finished long after being built so it has low ceilings, a slightly uneven floor, limited light, and odd dimensions - but I've mostly managed to make it look really nice except for this one wall that has a cabinet set right into the middle of it. What are some decoration strategies to deal with this weird wall without cutting off access to the cabinet? [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Apr 16, 2015 - 21 answers

A secretary cabinet/desk for my two-monitor PC

I'd like to have a secretary cabinet or desk, bought or made, that can hide away a computer setup with dual 24" widescreen monitors. I imagine a design where the monitors fold in and drop into the desk or something, allowing the the secretary itself to be fairly narrow. Does anything like this exist? I'd probably have to resort to Ikea hacking or even woodworking to afford it, but I can't find or come up with a design that nicely folds away two biggish screens, and looks like a sensible piece of furniture when stowed.
posted by Harald74 on Feb 10, 2015 - 3 answers

Help me find these retro drawer/cabinet pulls

I scored some nifty retro 60's or 70's kitchen cabinets and have been trying to find similar handles for my over sink dish drainer cabinet doors. [more inside]
posted by romakimmy on Nov 16, 2014 - 5 answers

Mundane Portal!

Starting with the wardrobe in the Narnia books, I'm looking for other examples of mundane objects (ideally furniture) that contain or allow access to magical worlds. Literature, film, pop culture - anything really. [more inside]
posted by rog on Nov 14, 2013 - 52 answers

How do I transport an insect collection in a car?

I have an insect cabinet that I need to transport from North Carolina to Georgia, and then from Georgia to Nevada. How do I do this without destroying all the beautiful fragile things within? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Nov 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Searching for a server rack/cabinet…

At my place of employment, I have been charged with physically securing our two servers. The decision has been made to bolt them to the concrete floor in a cage. I don't know how to shop for a server rack. We have an old one that they're on now, but it's an open rack, without sides or locks. I need one that's more of a cage, to keep people without the key out. It'll have to fit at least 8U worth of servers, and also accommodate a midsized tower somehow, and be 1000mm deep minimum. How do I shop for this? I can't find any information on whether any of the racks I'm looking at are bolt downable.
posted by TrueVox on Jul 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me fix a broken cabinet door/hinge

An unnamed member of my family leaned on an Ikea-type kitchen cabinet door and the screws in the top hinge ripped out a bit of the particle board. [more inside]
posted by gwint on May 14, 2013 - 14 answers

Recommendations for a liquor cabinet lock?

I have a liquor cabinet at home that has two handles very close together, that allow for the cabinet to be opened like French doors. Looking for a lock for it. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Mar 28, 2013 - 6 answers

hanging a medicine cabinet door

my friend's triple door medicine cabinet lost a door. trying to get a replacement hinge hasn't been fruitful. can you recommend a good alternative hinge? complications inside. [more inside]
posted by ps_im_awesome on Jan 10, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me find this hinge off my kitchen cabinet

Help me find this hinge off my kitchen cabinet- [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Aug 22, 2012 - 6 answers

Organize my "medicine" cabinet!

I'm looking for creative ideas for organizing a bathroom "medicine" cabinet. The depth of the shelves is only 3.5 inches. [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Apr 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Insane way to install wall cabinet?

I have a kitchen wall cabinet to install. I can't do any heavy lifting due to a back injury. Is this an insane way to install a kitchen wall cabinet? [more inside]
posted by ShooBoo on Nov 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Which knob am I supposed to turn to 11?

Continuing on my progression to Rock God status, I hoped you could enlighten me with everything you know about getting particular sounds out of amps and effects--both as a general proposition, and with respect to the infinitely tweakable Line 6 Pod HD. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I find lockable storage with cable holes?

Where can I buy a lockable storage cabinet for several external hard drives, with a hole for cables to the outside? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on May 10, 2011 - 8 answers

bob vila and the like, please advise!

A screw that holds the wood facing facing of my silverware drawer onto the glides broke in the wood. After a long protracted battle, it ended up having to be "chiseled" out, making a big mess, and making a big crater in the facing. Good news, it is on the inside so it isn't an eyesore. Bad news, I have no idea how to fix it. I need to be able to put a screw back in - in that same spot. The crater/hole is about 1/4" deep and about 1" in diameter, and basically is as deep as the screw was drilled. I can't afford to go much deeper to grab into new wood bc it will drill into the front exposed part of the facing. My question is - can I use wood putty to fill the crater? Will that hold a screw strongly? Everything I've looked into about wood filler doesn't really address holding a screw that is used often so I'm not sure. Most talk about using a toothpick or matchstick but that won't work here because the crater is shallow and wide, and there is no hole anymore, just the crater. Handymen and women, please advise! thanks in advance!
posted by dublin on Apr 1, 2011 - 25 answers

Ohm my god

The bass player in my band has this combo amp. It has 2 internal speakers, and an external speaker jack rated for a minimum impedance of 4 ohms. If he wants to hook up an additional cabinet, what does the impedance of the extra cab need to be? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Mar 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Help me find a "green" kitchen cabinet.

What is the best source for reputable "eco-friendly" kitchen cabinets? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue on Jan 23, 2011 - 5 answers

How to keep my cabinets cool?

My under cabinet lights are so hot they're heating up my cabinet shelves. Since I don't want to remove the lights, or drink from hot glasses, what liner or material can I use beneath my dishware and canned food to keep them from getting hot?
posted by ranunculus on Dec 12, 2010 - 12 answers

What should these sliding doors be made of?

I need to replace glass sliding doors in a cabinet, and would like to do it with something other than glass, because glass is heavy and doesn't want to slide. Can you give me ideas for materials that are lightweight, opaque or semi-opaque, and slidey? [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Aug 26, 2010 - 8 answers

Want to buy Medicine Cabinet in Store not online!

All i want to do is be able to go to a store and buy a medicine cabinet... where can i do this in the Los Angeles area? I am in Culver City and all I can find is Home Depot and they have crap!
posted by matthelm on Aug 3, 2010 - 12 answers

Help hide my ugly printers!

I'm looking for a wall-mountable cabinet-type piece of furniture to house my two printers. [more inside]
posted by drlith on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

How to re-shelve a medicine cabinet?

The medicine cabinet in the bathroom of my new apartment is missing its internal shelves. This limits its usefulness pretty significantly. Any ideas where I could look for thin, lightweight shelves to replace the missing ones? [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on May 5, 2010 - 4 answers

like a record, baby

How do you tighten the 'spin' on a corner kitchen cabinet? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Jan 8, 2010 - 1 answer

What is the current state of the art in MAME frontends?

What is the current state of the art in MAME frontends? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Jul 14, 2009 - 11 answers

Who is this person?

Who is this person to the right of General Abrams? With the sharp part and black glasses on the very far right.
posted by KingoftheWhales on May 26, 2009 - 18 answers

Help make my card catalog into an awesome pixel-ated image.

I recently acquired one of these orthodontic cabinets at a consignment shop and it is in desperate need of a paint job. Because there are 100 drawers (10 x 10) I would like to paint the individual drawers to create a neat image when the cabinet is viewed from a distance. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 17, 2009 - 16 answers

I'm used to paying ikea prices, what is reasonable for a library card catalog file cabinet?

What is a reasonable price to pay for a library card catalog cabinet? [more inside]
posted by achmorrison on Apr 4, 2009 - 22 answers

What gives with the Obama Cabinet problems?

Did Obama make bad picks, in terms of the recent revelations of tax problems, for some of his Cabinet officials, has he had bad luck, is this par for the course, or is there more scrutiny now than in the past? [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Feb 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Go Green for Obama?

Does anyone know what those green lapel pins are that about a third of Obama's staffers seem to be wearing in the photos here? (via)
posted by limeonaire on Jan 15, 2009 - 14 answers

What should I put in my china cabinet?

I recently received a large, beautiful china cabinet/buffet, and it's now the focal piece in my living room. It's wonderful, but seeing as I have no china, I have no idea what to put in it. [more inside]
posted by Hot Like Your 12V Wire on Jan 6, 2008 - 13 answers

Soon we'll be Living the Dream, but first: How to move an arcade game cabinet up the stairs?

What is the best way to transport a an arcade game cabinet (Ms. Pac-Man, if you must know) across town and then up the stairs? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Dec 5, 2007 - 17 answers

How do you work a file cabinet?

Tell me about your personal filing system. How you organize your file cabinets, that is. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Jun 26, 2007 - 24 answers

Using an Awl as a ProTool

How would one build a musical apothecary cabinet or locate someone who could build such a thing for you? [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Jun 10, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me camouflage cabinet doors

Kitchen cabinet camouflage - bring me your ideas! [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Feb 18, 2007 - 19 answers

Find the ideal file cabinet?

Help me find a good filing cabinet? [more inside]
posted by betterton on Nov 19, 2005 - 9 answers

Religions of the cabinet

Is there some way to determine the religion of the various members of President Bush's cabinet? It seems like information that should be readily available, but Google is failing me.
posted by dpx.mfx on Feb 23, 2005 - 8 answers

What are the best ways to find old arcade games and pinball machines?

Arcade filter: I collect and restore arcade games and pinball machines. I'm always looking for more games, and the main way I find them is by watching the classified ads. What are the best classified ad search engines for both online ads and newspaper ads? Can anyone suggest a better way to find games?
posted by cosmicbandito on Feb 14, 2005 - 5 answers

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