How to Reinforce Cabinet Legs How to Reinforce Cabinet Legs

What You'll Need
Wood screws
Wood glue
L-brackets
Drill

Reinforcing cabinet legs is a simple process that will ensure your cabinet remains sturdy over time. You only need a few household tools and a couple of brackets to do this task. Follow these steps to complete the project.

Step 1 - Assess the Situation

If the legs on your cabinet are a little wobbly, you can more than likely use wood glue to put them back in place. It won't hurt to add the brackets, but many people don't like adding materials to furniture if it isn't necessary. Doing so can diminish the value.

Step 2 - Remove the Legs

Flip the cabinet so that the legs are face up. Remove the legs from the cabinet. If the hardware doesn't look damaged, you can reuse it.

Step 3 - Fill the Holes

If the cabinet legs are attached with brackets, check the existing holes. Often the holes will grow over time, causing the brackets to come loose. You can fix it by filling the holes with wood glue and drilling new ones.

Step 4 - Install the Brackets

Use the drill and wood screws to install the new brackets. Ensure that the legs are in place before you flip the cabinet over for use again.

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