I've replaced the hinges on my kitchen cabinet doors because the spring in the old ones broke. I've used these as they were closest to the old hinge type.

Unfortunately, the two cupboard doors are now too close together and won't close. Even if I use the adjustments on the new hinges, the doors are still too close together. The overlap seems to be slightly over 6mm / a quarter of an inch.

I'm thinking I might have to inlay where the new hinges are mounted to the cupboard frame, but this seems a bit drastic.

Are there any better ideas?

Where the doors are.

New hinges.

  • Could you add some pictures?
    – Jon
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 16:54
  • @Jon Done! Let me know if something else will help.
    – Peter K.
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 17:04
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    You really have two options. You can shift the mortise like you suggested, or you can find more suitable hinges.
    – isherwood
    Commented Jan 1, 2018 at 17:37

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If your doors are overlapping, you simply need another set of hinges with a larger overlay. The hinges in the link are 1/2" overlay and if that is what you are using there, you need to get a set of hinges with a 3/4" overlay. These are also known as "full overlay" hinges

  • Finally got around to installing them an the 3/4" overlay did the trick. Thank-you!
    – Peter K.
    Commented Jan 15, 2018 at 19:53

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