02:41AM | 03/18/03
Member Since: 03/17/03
4 lifetime posts
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
1675 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
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon