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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?
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).
Chris brought out the track saw and we shaved just a little itty bitty bit off
After it was cut down I gave it two quick, coats of paint to seal it
Then last night we hung it back up. We put the hinges on the door first.
Then we brought it into the bathroom and while I held it up, Chris screwed it back in place (that mofo is heavy).
And the verdict?
Damnit it, still doesn't close!
Doesn't Chris look pleased?
So there was more inspecting...
But no matter how you looked at it, it still didn't close.
If we force closed it (and held it in place to keep it closed) we noticed that it was fine on the bottom.
But it popped out on the top!
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!blog comments powered by Disqus