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Forum topic by Wraypau posted 04-13-2020 09:19 PM 396 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Wraypau

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04-13-2020 09:19 PM

When you have built or painted cabinets and it’s time to hang the doors, I assume you all prefer to have some sort of bumper stop to keep the door from slamming into the cabinet box. I just looked online and there are hundreds of shapes and styles. Is there a particular brand or type that you prefer? I don’t care if they are absolutely silent, but I don’t want it to sound like a car door slamming. How many bumpers per door? Per drawer? I suppose swinging doors require less than a sliding drawer?

Also, I am using regular drawer slides, not the no-slam type.

If it matters, plan to use an off white, kind of antique color for the boxes and doors. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated.


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Kelly

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#1 posted 04-27-2020 06:27 PM

For many of my cabinets, I just used the standard peel-off silicone type bumpers. However, I found the ones I have slide, UNTIL I glued them in place with “Super Glue.”

For my glass door cabinets, I use the add on, soft close bumpers, like the ones below. Five years in, they get used a few times every day, but are still going strong.

https://www.thehardwarehut.com/catalog-product.php?p_ref=262241

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PPK

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#2 posted 04-29-2020 02:35 PM

My favorite type is the thicker felt type.

https://www.menards.com/main/hardware/casters-furniture-hardware/furniture-pads-grips-tips/shepherd-hardware-reg-3-8-brown-heavy-duty-self-adhesive-felt-pads-75-pack/9895/p-1444442247330-c-13088.htm

I’ve never been a fan of the foam ones, since they compress too much, and almost always slide… I also am not a fan of the hard rubber ones. The hard rubber doesn’t dampen the closing, and they tend to slide over time also. (I’ve built a lot of cabinets)

-- Pete

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hokieman

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#3 posted 04-29-2020 09:31 PM

I used these types. Got tired of the stick on type that fall off.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61V1jOtzOWL._AC_SX679_.jpg

Here’s the link to Woodcraft but I got them somewhere else. Can’t remember where, though.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/hafele-soft-stem-bumpers-8-piece?gclid=Cj0KCQjwy6T1BRDXARIsAIqCTXql8tAl1fUKj9E8vHZaJ_y4SiHDptoRz_zhps8dbF1N4FknnQGtk6QaAhXkEALw_wcB

Hope the links work.

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