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hi all,

I live in an older home with cheap, older cabinets. one of the upper cabinets backing was separating from the rest of the cabinet to the point that I had to remove it from the wall.

what's the best approach on repairing it? I assume running a bead of glue around the perimeter where everything meets up is smart, but what should I do with the staples used to hold the pieces together? remove them and use nails instead? drive the staples in with a hammer and then add some screws and/or nails as well?

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thanks!
 

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Ditch that plastic block and the one that is likely in the other corner.
Put glue on all the joints. Push back together and nail. Clamp if required to hold together.
Glue and clamp wooden blocks in place of the plastic. Nail where they won't be visible on the face.
 

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Good luck on trying to fix that one.
Plastic angle, particleboard cabinets.
How can this be an upper cabinet when there's what looks like flooring in the picture?
Looks more like a lower cabinet where the kick plate has sepperated from water damage.
 

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The reason it came apart is lack of glue. Those little staples are doing little to hold it together and can be pulled out. To reattach use any quality wood glue, coating both edges thoroughly then clamp. You could also take out that plastic bracket and put in a small wooden block that you could nail into with a brad nailer.
 

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