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11-21-2013 01:19 AM

I am building a cabinet with inset doors and using soft closing European hinges. The problem I am having is the doors close past the front of the cabinet by 2 inches or so. Is there an adjustment to change how far the door travels.If not how do I fix it.

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#1 posted 11-21-2013 01:21 AM

Nope, you need to make some kind of a door stop.
I’ve cut small pcs (like 3/8×3/8) and run them all the way across the cabinet, set in behind the doors including space for the door bumper, if you’re using one. You can stain it the same color as the cabinets.
I have also just used small Alum. L channel cut to about 2-3 inches wide. (you could paint them black)

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 01:27 AM

I think you’re gonna need a stop of some sort.

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#3 posted 11-21-2013 01:27 AM

I usually use nail-in shelf supports. Whatever you decide do it top and bottom or the door will twist over time from the tension in the spring hinges.

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#4 posted 11-21-2013 02:05 AM

I use little metal “L” brackets with self adhesive cork bumpers. The brackets are perhaps 1/2” square, and unobtrusive. You will find them with the drawer hardware in building centers and big box stores.
I get the kind with a slotted hole. That way I can drill once, and make adjustments as necessary.

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