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Fighting with a Cabinet Door that Just. Won't. Close.

By Picardy Project on May 16, 2013

Remember our medicine cabinet that wouldn't close?

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And it still wouldn't close even after we put those little magnets in the corner? Well, we decided for round two we'd take the door down and shave a little off. After doing a lot of inspections, it seemed like the door had maybe swelled a bit (it is natural wood after all, but it did also get several coats of primer to seal it).

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Chris brought out the track saw and we shaved just a little itty bitty bit off

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After it was cut down I gave it two quick, coats of paint to seal it

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Then last night we hung it back up. We put the hinges on the door first.

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Then we brought it into the bathroom and while I held it up, Chris screwed it back in place (that mofo is heavy).

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And the verdict?

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Damnit it, still doesn't close!

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Doesn't Chris look pleased?

So there was more inspecting...

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But no matter how you looked at it, it still didn't close.

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If we force closed it (and held it in place to keep it closed) we noticed that it was fine on the bottom.

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But it popped out on the top!

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Lame sauce.

Chris had a couple ideas: maybe the screws were hitting each other, maybe he needed to mortise the hinges into the actual cabinet frame, and a couple others.

Maybe we'll get it in round 3!

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