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To try to plug that for the sake of getting better grip for the screws, will not be worth it. Others may not agree but I would not hesitate to use a self-centering bit like a Vix bit and drill the new pilot hole where the hinge dictates- right at the area where the plastic and wood meet. The wood will be hard enough to hold the screw, and what little grabs ...


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That's a single demountable hinge. I've got double demountables on my kitchen cabinets. I recently removed and painted the doors and had to adjust them slightly when I put them back on. In my case, it was simply a matter of adjusting how deeply the hinges were slid into the door and/or frame before tightening the screws since no screws actually screw ...


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No answer, but some ideas. Make sure the hinge is properly installed. It sounds like it was installed in the wrong orientation or the wrong type of hinge. Some hinges are design to be installed on lift up type cabinet doors. The spring action helps make the door feel less heavy and not slam shut. If you have other ones that work properly, check it against ...


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Depending on the type of hinges, since they are plain doors, you may be able to flip them (current outside becomes the inside). At that point you should have pretty untouched surfaces to work with and they are likely some sort of uncoated wood (that it sounds like you are used to dealing with).


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Instead of painting, another possibility is to resurface with a new material. You could use adhesive sheet melamine, which probably would be best for general wear and tear. If you dig a more modern look, a thin aluminum sheet (or brushed steel) would also fit in with some kitchen types. In any case, you would need to take the doors off, remove the knobs, ...



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