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Forum topic by LJD4662 posted 09-18-2014 03:48 PM 685 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LJD4662

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09-18-2014 03:48 PM

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I just made a couple of doors for a new storage room using cypress. I’m ready to hang them, but my concern is if I use wood screws that the may eventually pull loose being that cypress is so soft. Any recommendations? I would like to use a standard door hinge, but I am thinking I may have to use a T hinge with a through bolt on the door.


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#1 posted 09-18-2014 03:51 PM

After installing the screws, I remove each one and squirt some CA in the holes and reset the screws. This will harden the wood around the screws and prevent loosening.

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 11:26 PM

Mark the locations for the screws and drill into the wood for 1/2” dia. dowels. Glue the dowels in place ; then drill for the hinge screws.

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