Kitchen cabinet hinge and door issue

Old 04-24-19, 03:27 PM
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Kitchen cabinet hinge and door issue

So I took off the old kitchen cabinets to do a complete redo on them. I had stripped, sanded. primed, sanded. and painted. I had to special order the hinges since they were 5/8 partial inset hinges. When I put the doors on I had encounter a problem. The doors wouldn't close right. I readjusted the hinges and made sure they were positioned correctly. I still have the issue where one door will close both not both. If you get both door close together and close them together at the same time they will close however they stick like they are stuck close. I am thinking it is due to paint and possible hinges. The old hinges didn't wrap around the back of the door like the new ones. I could try to sand down the edges and re paint them. I have thought of using another hinge but can't think of any that would work with a 5/8 partial inset and 1" thick doors. Any thought would be helpful. Thanks

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Old 04-24-19, 03:56 PM
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Assuming you are putting the doors back in the same spot where they were before, about all you can do is plane the edge where they meet.

Generally what I have found is that people don't mount the hinge correctly. In most cases, you need to put your hand on the door front and push the door in until the face mount holes flatten out (its usually tipped a little if you don't do this, which means the screw holes could be about 1/16" away from where they should be).

So while you are pushing in on the door front, you push it left (for LH door) or right (for RH door) to make sure the hinge is all the way over before you put the screws in.

A good way to check this is just to take one door off and try it. Then look at where your current screw holes are. If they are off center, that's your problem.

If the holes look fine, then it is just the difference in the hinge thickness plus your added paint thickness... plane the door edges and repaint.
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Here are a couple of videos that helped me when we bought new hinges for our old doors. They may look the same as what we took off, although a different finish, but they were definitely not!

First, check out the video review for the hinge below, done by Sasha Cannon. It is review #11 currently. I think it is probably the same thing XSleeper is saying, just making the adjustment on how the hinge sits before you even start. The YouTube link is a towel trick that was somewhat helpful, although once I got the hinges in the right place, the last and most visible set of doors that were edge to edge like that (under the kitchen sink) came together without issue.
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lkschiller Thanks for help. I started redoing my cabinets in December of 2017 and it has been a nightmare. The towel trick seemed to work.

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