Dreaded Plastic Cabinet Feet

Discussion in 'Kitchen Fitters' Talk' started by meowork, Oct 24, 2018.

  1. meowork

    meowork Member

    Couple of kitchen floor units are cheapish flat pack. Cant afford to replace. Over time the little plastic adjustable legs seem to have come off and then re screwed to the unit. Loads of screw hole attempts needs a fix. Could I get some chunky wooden blocks with a bit of height adjustment that may be better than those spindly plastic legs?. Any DIY ideas?. Hopefully chunky area may not need screwing the legs to chewed up base of units?
  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Will only want levelling once...............chunk of wood and some wedges! ;)
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  3. masterdiy

    masterdiy Active Member

    You could screw a bit of 2x1 onto the bottom of the cabinets then refit legs to that and lower the adjustments.
  4. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Active Member

    I guess that screwing to the underside of the unit is damned difficult, if not impossible if the unit is fitted and not removeable...

    If you don't mind screws showing from inside you could screw a wedge to the bottom from inside, then use another wedge underneath and tap it with a hammer to adjust. As Astro says, it should only need doing once.


    Good luck,

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  5. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Why are the legs working loose on several occasions and ripping out screws ?

    Legs may be flimsy but once cabinet is in place, shouldn’t be an issue

    Have these units been pulled out a few times, maybe over an uneven floor or any movement in the unit ?

    Once legs are sorted, screw cabinet to its neighbour and also to worktop (assuming not marble or some fancy resin type stuff)
  6. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Active Member

    Good point!
  7. teabreak

    teabreak Well-Known Member

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