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Forum topic by Gitmo posted 06-09-2014 06:03 PM 1060 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-09-2014 06:03 PM

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Good Afternoon Everyone,

I was poking around my basement and found an old CD case i helped my grandfather make years ago.

I figured it would be a great piece to reuse as a game case, but i noticed that the right door has one major flaw.

As you can see, the joint that held the peg in, has broken off.

I am curious if there is anyway i can salvage this cabinet! i attempted to use hinges, but the back of the doors are rounded, make it hard to fit hinges.

I’m hoping you guys can help me!

Thanks in advance!


P.S. Sorry for the pictures being sideways, not sure why they did that!

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#1 posted 06-09-2014 06:22 PM

IF you still have the missing piece of wood, you can in fact super glue it back in. But the likely hood of it not getting on the dowel thus making the door fixed is very slim, unless you could just glue it then put it back on. You’d be surprised how often cabinet makers use and how well super glue works on wood.

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 06:27 PM

That’s an easy fix. Just cut out the damaged area; glue in a new piece of the same wood; redrill the hole and refinish the patch to match the surrounding wood.

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