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I hit my head on the open door cabinet over the sink, yet again, and slammed the door shut in anger. Adding insult to injury, the whole hinge pulled out of the particle board and took a big chunk of the door with it: Photo of damage

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Is there any way to fix it? I know these are terrible cabinets, but replacing them isn't in the plans.

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You could remove your cabinet doors. They're in the way of access to your dishes, and they hit you on the head, and they break easily. Stupid doors. –  Jay Bazuzi Jun 24 '11 at 17:41
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Particle board is generally pretty glue-able. Apply wood glue to the raw particle board and clamp the two pieces together overnight.

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Particle board tends to decompress a little when it gets split apart like that. You're going to have to shave a little bit out of the joint to get it to sit flush again. –  electricsauce Jun 24 '11 at 16:23
    
Agree, glue and clamp. good advice Scott –  shirlock homes Jun 24 '11 at 19:29
    
I (finally) glued it with some epoxy, clamped it up well, and it looks good as new (from the outside) and works fine. Thanks! –  smackfu Apr 10 '12 at 15:56
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Those hinges look like they'll tolerate being moved, so you could make a cosmetic repair to the particleboard and move your hinge down a few inches to undisrupted door.

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