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Craftsman Bungalow Restoration #19: Must... make ...doors ...fit.

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Blog entry by gizmodyne posted 1955 days ago 1929 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 18: Cabinet Door Repair Part 19 of Craftsman Bungalow Restoration series Part 20: Madness and The Deck »

If you remember the last time I fit the doors in…..

They were all dinged up and “beyond repair.”

Well a hammer and saw later(see last blog) and they were ready to stain.


Procedure: Washcoat, two coats gel stain, shellac, poly.

FrankenHinges
Nothing comes easy around here. I knew the shape of the original hinges but could not find a supplier. So I order two different types of hinges from rejuvenation…

Check out the video of how I mixed the two hinges. Not rocket science.


Gramp’s metal vice put to good use.


The custom hinge.

Mr. Five Hour Installer
These doors took forever to install. Nothing was square!

Finished Shot of the sad doors seen above….. Wait for it….

Sweet home Alabama!


Here they are with the “new” cabinets I made.

The other side
Here is the other upper cabinet in process

No doors= bad idea = messy = I was hungry all the time looking at the food.


Shims in place. These doors are evil.


Oh yeah.


Last shot at the hinge

Next time
Can you say custom fridge panels?

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne



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Tim Pursell

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#1 posted 1955 days ago

LOOKING GOOD!!!

I hear you about the bad idea of no doors. My dad took off ours & it “only” took him 12 years to finish the job (The house was to be sold LOL) My mom hated them that way

I really like the custom hinges, Nice job!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 1955 days ago

The unnatural grafting of one hinge to another is an abomination!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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gizmodyne

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#3 posted 1955 days ago

Thanks Tim.

Todd. Don’t bring the angry mob.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 1955 days ago

With pitchforks and torches.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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gizmodyne

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#5 posted 1955 days ago

gulp

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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