02:41AM | 03/18/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
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My husband and I refinished a bathroom vanity. It turned out beautiful except for one annoying of the doors will not stay completely shut! It only hangs open a tiny bit, maybe by a 1/8-1/4", but it ruins the entire look. We, of course, had removed the doors to refinish and we replaced all of the hardware: new hinges and handles.

I'm sure there's a simple solution to our problem...but we just don't know it!

I'd greatly appreciate anyone's advice. Thank you!


04:28AM | 03/18/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Is it open equally from top to bottom of the door? If not, then the door is probably warped. Otherwise, it's likely that the position of the hinges is the culprit. Some hinges are adjustable. If you don't have adjustable hinges, you can still do things to solve the problem. Try placing a very thin shim under the hinges (on the base side, not the door side). You might have to experiment to get it just right. Good luck.


04:32PM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
4 lifetime posts
Thank you for the info! Well, I know the door is fine, it's not warped and the hinges are not adjustable, so I'm going to try shimming the hinges a bit and see how that works. It makes sense! Thanks again!

Mark Hammond

07:24PM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 05/09/01
246 lifetime posts
Hi Caroline,
Have you tried self closing hinges? They have a spring of sorts that close the door tight. They can be used instead of using magnetic catches as well.....MJH


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