DIY Recycled Cork Cabinet Door Noise Dampers

For the last few weeks I’ve been working on improving the functionality of my kitchen. Since I’m a stay at home wife and mom this is where I spend most of my day and where I work.

Having an organized work and living space makes our daily activities run much more smoother.Β  I keep my kitchen clean and tidy using this method and what I like most about it is that it only takes 10 minutes at a time to do.

However, keeping things clean and tidy is only half of the equation. The other half is keeping things in working order. One of the things that hasn’t been in working order for a while now are my kitchen cabinet bumpers.

My cabinets used to have tiny clear bumpers but over time glue adhering them to the doors has worn away, leaving nothing to reduce the noise of slamming cabinets.

Instead of buying new bumpers I decided to improvise using some material I already had on hand. Here’s how I did it.

Cork Cabinet Door Noise Damper

What You’ll Need:

Step 1 – Sliced the cork into thin slices.

Step 2 – Locate the smallest gap either at the top or bottom of your cabinet door.

small gap (above)

large gap (above)

Choosing the area with the smallest gap ensures a snug fit.

The snugger the fit the greater the noise reduction. This also prevents having to cut exact sized cork slivers. πŸ˜€

Step 3 – Apply hot glue.

Step 4 – Repeat for remaining cabinet.

Now that the bumpers are fixed I can focus on improving the inside of the cabinets which I did using dollar store containers. Take a look at this simple project that can help you organize your kitchen cabinets for under $7.

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  1. Wow! Great idea! Will work great for my screened back door that SLAPS when the kids run in and out!


  2. What a great idea!!!!! The pictures really do help too – I’m giving this DIY project to my hubby to do with some of our cabinets!


  3. Yay! I found it! I love these posts! Thanks for the giveaway!


  4. Hey! I found it! πŸ˜€ Thanks for making it easy. πŸ™‚ And thank you for the giveaway! Have a BLESSED day!


  5. Awesome project and thanks for the giveaway!


  6. Well, THIS is kinda brilliant! I love surprise repurposes of ordinary objects!


    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    Thanks Robin. BTW, I loved reading your post from today. Thanks for visiting.


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