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Problem attaching the door of the storage unit of a IKEA MALM desk

I recently bought and assembled a MALM desk. The assembly went smoothly with no issue until the last step where I need to attach the door. The hinges and the brackets are screwed in in their right ...
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How can I fix my ineffective, slipping cabinet hinges without getting new cabinets?

Some of my kitchen cabinets have a problem where the hinges are slipping/losing grip at the top, causing the door to angle down and not close properly (you have to lift it up by the handle to ...
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Vertical lift mechanism or push to open system for a cabinet lid?

I'll try and describe as best I can. I have a simple wooden cabinet, in which is a rack hifi system. The front of the cabinet is a solid oak overlay door that swings out. The top of the cabinet, the ...
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Should frameless glass shower door hinges be screwed into the wall at an angle?

I recently had shower glass & door installed - but the shower door hinges have their screws (ones that go into the tile wall) are screwed in at an angle, so they do not sit flush against the hinge....
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Removing a window from 1930s era building

I’ve broken a pane in one of my windows and am being quoted ludicrous amounts of money to replace it because it is an old style window on the third floor with a tree blocking access. I figured it ...
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Replacing cabinet hinges but plates don't have matching screws

I'd like to replace my cabinet hinges with soft-close hinges. I've read about overlay measurements, cup-depth, etc. I purchased a couple hinges to test and discovered that the new hinges have much ...
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How to Reduce Hinge Mortise Depth

Previous owner decided to recess the hinge plate below the previous (larger) hinge plate. While the door closes, you have to pull it closes otherwise it will "spring" back open. The door ...
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What is this English wardrobe cabinet fitting?

I'd like to find out what these fittings were used for to decide whether to remove them. They are installed horizontally and vertically. My first guess was that they were swing out basket hinges, but ...
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Resources for repairing double swing door (center pin style)

My Google skills have failed me in my task today - I have a double swing cafe-style door between my living room and kitchen that the top pin has become loose on - it appears to me the door is sitting ...
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Is using a 4 inch - 5/8 hinge where a 4 inch 1/4 hinge used to go… doable?

I have a door with 3 hinges that are 4 inches - 1/4 inch radius on the corners. Finding a specific hinge with the same hole pattern seems to be impossible to find or extremely expensive. Is there any ...
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How to take off conservatory door

I'm preparing to dismantle a conservatory without breaking stuff, and I can't figure out how to take the doors off. Yes, I did put it up, but that was years ago, and I've forgotten. It must be simple -...
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How can I keep my storm door from dragging on the threshold?

I have an aluminium double glazed door that has dropped slightly and is dragging in the lower corner opposite the hinges. I can't see how to adjust these hinges. Under the black dust caps there is ...
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can the spring mechanism in a mepla match cabinet hinge be replaced?

The "spring" for this mepla hinge has broken. It's shown left of the hinge in this photo, "appearing" to be unbroken. Is there anyplace i can get new spring?
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How to fix a Front door sticks out (from the inside slightly)

I had a new front door (with frame) installed recently. The door seems to be sticking out (from the inside) in the upper left corner causing it not to seal tight against the weather stripping. Any ...
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Our door won't close, is it a sagging door or a misplaced strike plate?

We moved into a house with a custom wooden door and surrounding frame, the door is very heavy and has four hinges. The door won't close properly unless I lift it up and on hot days this doesn't work. ...
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How do you calculate the horizontal force created by a load hanging from hinges with a hinged bend (as in a hangar door)?

I am trying to calculate the horizontal force created by a raised hangar door, but for the purpose of this question, we can consider the horizontal force of a 2x4 stud that is connected as shown in ...
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Closet door doesn't close completely from the top side - IKEA closet and hinges

We bought IKEA closets with several hinges of this specific type: You can adjust the screws to shift the closet door horizontally, vertically and the depth towards the closet. With one specific closet ...
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How do I attach hinges to a media console?

I have an old media console with a door that used be attached via a sliding mechanism that I'd like to replace with hinges. I'd like for the door to open just like you'd open a cabinet. I'm trying to ...
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how do i buy a replacement hinge?

I am trying to replace a broken hidden furniture hinge and cannot find a hinge that matches. How does one find a specific atypical hinge? The following pictures are of a not yet broken hinge.
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installing a 360 rotating wood panel from the ceiling

I want to install something similar to this image - I need to know what the hardware used is to support the wood hanging from the ceiling and in place on the floor still allowing for 360 rotation
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Is this hinged collapsible clothesline design stable enough?

I need help validating my clothesline design. It'll be on our deck for convenience (I don't want to lug a heavy basket of wet laundry down to the backyard). I want it to be collapsible so we can hide ...
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What are some effective methods to fix a worn out screw holes of a door hinge? [duplicate]

I have a door that was slightly tilted and didnt close properly. I noticed the hinge was a tad loose, and what was holding it was a short 0.5" screw. I replaced it the screws with a new 1" ...
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Lubricating squeaky European cabinet hinges

Our kitchen cabinets are about 5 years old now and starting to squeak, some of them awfully. They have European-style hinges (KraftMaid is the cabinet brand and I guess these are Blum hinges). I'm an ...
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Bathroom Cabinet Hinge

I have been looking for a replacement hinge for my bathroom cabinet to no avail. I was hoping some smart people here would be able to suggest a hinge that will work for me based on the photos I ...
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Need a hinge that pushes outwards as the door opens

I'm fitting doors to a wardrobe frame I've built. The wardrobe frame is MDF with a 2x1 frame, fitted into a corner of a (wonky) room in our (old) house. When the wardrobe door is closed I want it to ...
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Summerhouse door hinge repair/replacement

My wife and I recently purchased a house that came with a summerhouse in the back garden. It's brilliant having it there, very useful and I have started working on the internals (installing a bar and ...
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Term for hinge that allows trapdoor to rise and move aside while remaining near-level

What terms describe / can be used to locate a hinge that allows a trapdoor to rise and move aside while remaining near-level? I have a project where a cantilevered* shelf of 3/4 inch plywood will need ...
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Can someone identify this gate pillar mounting?

As in the question title, I have these brackets mounted in the pillars at the front of my driveway. Can anyone tell me what I am supposed to attach to them in order to mount gates or some-such?
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Replace or tighten a screwless hinge

The door seems to tilt backwards which makes door closing hard and I'm thinking it's because of this old top hinge with the screw sort of exposed. I'd heard that tightening the hinge could help but ...
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How do I adjust this “hidden” door hinge?

How do I adjust this type of hidden door hinge so that the hinge part on the door itself gets closer to the hinge part on the door frame? I figure it's done using the two top and bottom hex screws on ...
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Can one hinge allow for a flat 180° without a gap and an offset at 90° (see drawing)?

I cannot visualize how a hinge can have two pieces of wood butted together with no gap and allow one piece to sit inside the other when at 90° Note that the underside of the wood cannot have any ...
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Does anyone recognize what this kind of hinge is for?

I have a set of these hinges (at least, they seem to be hinges) but I'm not sure what they're for. They measure about 1.5" (3cm) in the longest direction. Here are some odd features: No obvious way ...
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How much weight can I hang on my cabinet doors?

I want to mount shelves on the inside of the doors of my Ikea kitchen cabenets, to make better use of the space - as it is, the cabinets are too deep to see everything on the very deep shelves. ...
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Can any damage be caused to a door and/or its hinges if pushed open with force?

In the majority of houses that I've visited, I've noticed that most walls in the property have door stoppers behind them to prevent damage to the wall from a door hitting hard into it. For doors that ...
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Door jamb wider than framed entry

I'm trying to figure out the best approach for this issue I ran into. So I have a door jamb that sits at 79.5" wide and the actual frame is at 79.25" wide. I have 3 options: trim either the hinge ...
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Looking for a large pull-down hinge mechanism [closed]

I have a large skylight, and currently have a shelf installed in it for indoor seed-starting. I would like to turn it into a pull-down shelf. I have found a clever design for hinges that might work, ...
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Installing cabinet hinges backwards?

I have a frameless cabinet hinge like this that I bought for a closet-like piece I am building. However, I quickly realized there was a problem; the hinge is designed so that the door lays flat in ...
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how to properly hang door when wall is far out of plumb?

I have a new solid-wood interior door that I want to hang. I removed the previous jamb, as it was not well installed. The rough opening is reasonably plumb when looking through the doorway (some ...
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Having difficulty fixing my sagging door by bending its hinge

I've watched a few YouTube videos that showed me how to fix a sagging door by bending the knuckles of the door hinge, such as this one and this one here. However, I am perplexed as to how these ...
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Is it true that one hinge bears most of the load on a typical 3-hinge door?

This is an anecdote I've heard from time to time, but have not read any systematic evidence for. Given that a geometrically perfect door fitting would be difficult (if not impossible) to achieve, are ...
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Technique for driving hinge screws to minimize misalignment

When fitting hinge screws I've noticed that, unless the pilot holes are centered exactly on the holes in the hinge and at a precise (within 2-3 degrees) horizontal/lateral right angle to the hinge ...
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Door hinge alignment impacting full closure

I'm having problems with a set of outdoor BBQ area doors I've installed into a frame installed in a brick space. Basically, I have an opening constructed with two short brick walls as a space below ...
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Fitted Cupboard With Angles - How To Prevent Tops Of Doors Catching When Opening?

I designed a fitted cupboard to fit into my roof space and without any prior experience to building a cupboard with complex geometry (and not very square and level walls/floors) I've run into a major ...
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Face Frame Cabinet Hinges won't close

I have some large cabinet doors (3 hinges on each door) which I recently installed new soft-close hinges however the left side the bottom of the door won't close and on the right side the top of the ...
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Is it better to shim behind hinge leaves against the door or the frame?

I'm trying to adjust a small door and needed to make adjustments. Does it matter if I shim the hinge connected to the door or the hinge connected to the frame? Are the two essentially equivalent when ...
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What is “gauge” size for door hinge knuckles?

Anyone know the meaning of "gauge" when talking about the outer diameter of a door hinge's knuckle? For example, commercial door hinge knuckles often have "gauge" sizes of 0.134 or 0.180. Doing my ...
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Are there any wide-angle hinges that lift up while turning?

I need a hinge, that as part of its turning motion also moves 'up'*. It's like a casement hinge, except that unfortunately casement hinges only go until 90º, while I need a hinge that can bend at ...
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What size surface hinges are required for utility sized cabinet doors?

What size surface hinges are required for utility sized cabinet doors? What about the number of hinges? Does a formula or chart exist to help me figure it out? Want to make sure I don't have too ...
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What is the brand of this threaded insert

This is the reverse of a Blum hinge that is no longer made. The threaded insert is broken. The screw is M5. The 6 refers to the length of the threaded insert. Do you recognise the logo of the ...
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How to remove broken hinge which is stuck inside

There is a broken hinge which is stuck: To compare, a good hinge is removed easily like this: I tried to remove broken hinge with a hammer, however it is stuck very firmly. Is there any method to ...