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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cabinet Door Soft Closing Dampers

Tripped across an amazing find today at HD. If you have young people in your house, your cabinet doors are definitely being slammed and these little goodies solve that one with precision. $8 for 4 of them.




Add instant luxury soft closing behavior to your doors, love it!



Also in other news, just received this great offer for a Dwell magazine subscription from LivingSocial for just $10! If you love interior design you'll love this mag!

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing the soft closing things!! With 2 very little boys (one who loves to slam everything) I will DEFINITELY be buying these!!!

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  2. I don't have any little people nor do we have handles on the cabinets yet! HOWEVER, I had some little people over the house last week (too adorable) and I realized that my home is not child proof. lol I found their yogurt duckies inside one of the cabinets as a trash can. One, I realize that they can open the cabinets even without the handles and two, they realize we don't have a traditional trashcan yet. LOL We plan to install those cute inside the cabinet trash cans at some point. LOL At some point , we will add these gadgets too. I think I will just have my husband put the door stoppers, handles, the tilt trays and trash can all in one day's project.

    #fromtheravennaroadbook

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  3. I found the same ones at Home Depot a few weeks back. I haven't figured out if I want them or not. Interesting though, adding that feature when you BUY cabinets is way more expensive then this option....and I think it's the same thing! DIY is the way to go!

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  4. DONE THAT!!! Hubby had to do it! I was gonna blog about it but forgot.

    We found though that the larger doors required using a different type than you have pictured, we used those too, but our really big doors needed a different type....

    I love DIY, there just isnt enough in this house to do cause it's so new, I love breaking things down....LOL

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    1. Which ones did you put on the larger doors?

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    2. yeah! which ones did you use for the larger ones

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    3. See my bottom response or...

      http://dwtimes2.blogspot.com/2013/03/why-do-we-have-drywall-walls-in-our.html

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  5. I wish you guys lived next door to me!

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  6. When people say these aren't for the larger doors, can you define which doors they are and are not for?

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  7. When cabinet doors are set, each hinge is calibrated to support the door and smooth swing motion. The soft closers we have work fine for the larger doors and work even better for a smaller one as seen in the video. The torque on the door (how hard it swings around) determines how effective these closers will be.

    Admittedly, the larger doors could use some extra force when swinging around as they are not necessarily heavier. Very interested in what dwtimes2 proposes as a better solution.

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  8. Sorry guys....I thought I got update emails from this post....so sorry!!

    Ok, so we got these at Home Depot as well, Hubby just didn't like how the larger doors were closing even at its proper setting. Personal preference in all...

    I wish i could post a pic on my comment block??

    Anyways.....you must REPLACE your existing hinges with these soft close hinges..Not a big deal :) Again, these are for your bigger doors if you do not like how the other closer closes...

    The product is Liberty.

    They come a few hinges in a bag it says Liberty and also says Soft Close, they are in a plastic baggie like the other soft closers..they should be in the same spot at Home Depot, there is usually a demonstration model there on some MINI doors so you can see how they are installed.

    upc no on it is 885785470831.

    item no is 850704

    They are listed at 1/2" Hinge/Nickel Soft Closers

    I will post a pic on my newest blog bitchin about my drywall in garage...LOL

    http://dwtimes2.blogspot.com/2013/03/why-do-we-have-drywall-walls-in-our.html

    Ok, so now I am following this topic...sorry again :)

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