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Rivertoes
Cabinet door handle change
Rivertoes

Hi,

I have a 70's house that has the door handles in the muddle of the door. New Knobs are being put on, what is best way to deal with the 2 holes in each door

bp21901
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bp21901

What is the finish on the doors - stain or paint?

Rivertoes
Re: Cabinet door handle change
Rivertoes

The cabinets are stained a dark brown-teak look
thank you for your reply

bp21901
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bp21901

You can get stain color putty to fill the holes. This is usually used to fill nail holes but may work OK for these larger holes. You will probably not get an exact match, but you may be able to get close. Others may have a better suggestion, check back for other updates.

jpsmithny
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jpsmithny

You could always make an artistic statement and highlight the holes
by gluing some fabric or even leather over them cut into a diamond shape. If you wish to hide them completely then filling the holes with wood filler is one option and then trying to match the surrounding grain of the wood with stain.
You can use a brush on its edge or even a feather to simulate the grain.

sabo4545
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sabo4545

You can use a back plate to cover the holes if the new knob is say in-between the two old holes. You can get them in various sizes, shapes, and finishes to match your new knobs. You can do a web search for Cabinet Pull Backplates.

Mike

Jack
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Jack

Drill the holes out a little larger and install plugs made of the same wood. Be sure to orient the grain of the plug to match the grain of the doors. The plugs can be stained to match and should be almost invisible if done correctly.
Jack

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