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Hackers Help: Change out Galant handles?

Hi! Has anyone had problems with the GALANT handles?

I have a GALANT cabinet and the handles are unpleasant to use. The edge is so thin and sharp, it digs into your hands when you use them.

galant handles

GALANT | IKEA.com

I am not crafty and can’t figure a way to either fix or replace them.

What suggestions do you have?

~ by Alex

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Hi Alex

Too bad the GALANT handles are giving you problems. 

Galant handle

As far as I can see from the assembly manual, the GALANT handles are screwed onto the back of the door panels with screws. You can remove the 2 screws and detach the handles. Problem gone!

So in its place, you can just have a cut-out as a handle.

But doing so will expose the particleboard, which is never a good idea, especially for an area with a lot of wear and tear.

You can consider finishing the exposed edges with wood putty or iron on edge band. Ironing it may be an issue though. You can also try some form of moldable glue like Sugru to create a softer cushion for your fingertips.

Alternatively, if you can find some suitable pulls to fit the opening, that would be awesome too.

Let us know how you decide.

Happy hacking,

Jules


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