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LoSam
kitchen hard ware
LoSam

my cabients were put up in the 1970's and I do not like the hinges that was used on them. My doors are solid wood but on the inside of the doors they have a 1/2 inch grove around them.

Thanks,
Loretta

A. Spruce
Re: kitchen hard ware
A. Spruce

You can change the hardware easily enough, you just have to by a hinge with a back plate that follows the notch in the door's edge. Word of warning, screw holes of new hardware will not likely line up with those from old hardware, which means you may have to fill and touch up holes in your cabinet faces.

Mastercarpentry
Re: kitchen hard ware
Mastercarpentry
A. Spruce wrote:

....you may have to fill and touch up holes in your cabinet faces.

I find that most of the time you can align the new hinges to cover the old holes. If not re-use one existing hole to cut the filling/finishing work in half. Another 'cheat' I use sometimes if the old holes are loose or stripped and I've got matching screws for the new is to go up one size on the screws so I can still reuse one hole. Nobody has even mentioned seeing this as long as all the hinges were done the same and it's saved me a fair amount of time and work along the way. Not the 'right way' but sometimes it works!

Phil

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