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Forum topic by marlis321 posted 07-14-2018 06:41 PM 333 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-14-2018 06:41 PM

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Recently purchased a large Armoire type freestanding cabinet at an estate sale. Solid oak, great deal. BUT, the doors are crooked to the case/frame. Any suggestions on how to adjust these doors? Or square the frame? I can’t see any adjusting mechanisms on the hinges.


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#1 posted 07-14-2018 08:05 PM

If I’m understanding the adjustments you are wanting to make I would suggest you try adding shims under the hinges. Thin strips of wood or cardboard material.

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#2 posted 07-14-2018 08:16 PM

I don’t think the doors need to be adjusted.
I think the cabinet is twisted/racked.
Grab the cabinet at the top and twist it to the right and then to the left while watching the gap at the top of the doors. If it gets better, which ever way you twist it, that is the problem.
You could probably put some shims under the correct corner of the cabinet to rack the cabinet back into square.

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#3 posted 07-14-2018 08:19 PM

Before you mess with the hinges lift up on the corner.
The side that has a sagging door the piece looks twisted
Uneven floor?

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#4 posted 07-14-2018 08:28 PM

jbay nailed it , as well as Aj2
shim the feet on the cabinet , it will come in
make a wedge , and tap it under the foot until its fitting , this will then tell you the thickness of the spacer you need

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#5 posted 07-14-2018 08:34 PM

To me it looks like the seam between the doors is even. If that is the case either the doors are fine or twisted in the same way. To me it looks like the door on the right needs raised up a bit cause it’s lower than the left door. In that case losses the screw in the hidges on the cabinet itself and try to raise the door and retighten the screws

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#6 posted 07-15-2018 01:20 AM

My grandmother had a cabinet that sat on a uneven floor for 40 years. Same thing, twisted cabinet.

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