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Old 02-03-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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Cabinet door hinge screws loose from wear....how to fix?

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I replaced all coach brass hardware with brushed satin. Well, this caused a new problem with the double doors meeting together well before closing.

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I needed to remove all hardware from all the cabinet doors and cut about 3/16ths width off each door in order for them to meet and close without putting stress on the small door hinge screws.

Well, still found some hinge screws that would no longer provide a tight fit when all was put back together.

Does anyone know of a product that I could fill the screw holes with that would harden and allow a re-drill for a fresh and tight fit of the hinge hardware.
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glue wooden match sticks or tooth picks into the oversized screw holes, or you can go one size bigger on the screw. (ie: size 6 now, go to a size 8)
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glue wooden match sticks or tooth picks into the oversized screw holes, or you can go one size bigger on the screw. (ie: size 6 now, go to a size 8)
This would be my choice. Let it dry 24hs or longer.
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Another trick my dad taught me was to stuff the screw holes with old fashion cotton string and then screw into it. Elmer's glue can be added if you like.
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If you have some sawdust from the cuts, mix it with wood glue and fill the holes. The best fix is to drill a hole to match a piece of wood dowel. Put wood glue on the dowell and insert it in the whole. Now days they have a wood filler that is very much like automotive Bondo; that to will work.
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I just tried this on the door of an end table in the house. Worked as prescribed and there is enough material in one package to repair dozens of screws. I cut it with an old pair of scissors. Used about 1/3 of a sheet for 3 screws and there are 8 sheets. Cost under $5 at HD.
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All great ideas that should work.

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Move the doors up or down about 1/8" so the screws have new wood to bite into. The sawdust and elmers works too if your hinges are too short to cover old holes if you move the doors.
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