|Forum topic by ecklesweb||posted 07-28-2015 09:42 PM||3478 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-28-2015 09:42 PM
Forgive me if this isn’t the right area: I believe the question is about hardware.
I have cabinet doors with new hinges and some doors won’t fully close. I don’t know how to fix it.
These are face frame cabinets with partial inset doors. The doors were recently painted – the old hardware was removed, holes filled with putty, and all painted. Ditto for the face frames.
I bought new hinges (these if you care to know: http://www.lowes.com/pd_228921-53458-NS1738-CP_1z10wbu__?productId=1063365&pl=1&Ntt=cabinet+hinges). I attached them to the doors first. I then placed the doors in the opening, and screwed the hinges to the face frame. I can only assume that I either didn’t install the hinges on the door square in all cases or the hinges bent slightly for some reason.
Two of the four doors won’t close properly. How do I fix that?
One method I’ve read about that has promise is using some card stock, inserting it between the door and the frame on the hinge side and closing the door to bend one hinge to match the other. I have obviously not tried this yet.