Cost to Replace Drawer Glides

Cost to Replace Drawer Glides

How much does it cost to replace drawer glides? The contractor cost to replace drawer glides is $130 vs. doing it yourself for $20. Adjust the cost to where you live by adding your ZIP Code.

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost
Diy Logo Hours Pro 2.4 DIY 4.0
Money Pro $130 DIY $20
Per Unit Cost
Per Unit Cost $65 Total Cost



By Gene and Katie Hamilton

It's not often one ponders their drawer glides but just let them get off track, break or sag and the drawer that normally opens effortlessly becomes difficult to use. Enter - new drawer glides. A handy homeowner with some basic carpentry skills and tools can make the repair; you'll need a measuring tape, screwdriver, drill and bits, and a carpenter's level. However, if the furniture is an antique or the drawer is warped it's a job best left to a cabinetmaker who does repair work. But when a standard everyday drawer goes off metal track you can make a fast fix that will make it operate as good as new.

A handyman will charge $130 to replace a pair of broken or misaligned metal drawer glides. The job is so small you may have difficulty finding someone to do it. To make it worthwhile for both of you combine the repair with several odd jobs that need to be done.

You can do it yourself for $20, the cost of the replacement mechanism, and save 84 percent. The job involves diagnosing the repair, choosing new glides, determining and aligning the location of the new glides and then installing them, easily accomplished in an hour or two.

Looking for a handyman to do the job? Click Home Advisor, a free referral services that matches homeowners with local prescreened contractors.

Here is a link to Cabinet Parts, an online source for Drawer Glides and Hardware.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to replace drawer glides you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. For a local cost input your ZIP Code.

Improvement and Repair Cost Updated 2019

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Poll Results

DIY 76%
PRO 24%

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