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Old 06-29-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hollow wood door with hole where the hing plate goes


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I have a small closet door i am hoping to rig / patch / mcgiever into being functional again.

The top area where the Hinge plate would screw into the door has a big hole, from the kids leaning on the door and over time ripping the door from the hingeplate.

So it is not possib;e to screw the plate back into the door.

I wonder if there is some kind of foam to fill that hole with that hardens enough to allow me to screw the plate into it. Or if there is another method I should consider

I cant afford a custom door

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Old 07-05-2007, 12:08 AM   #2
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I can't imagine any sort of foam that would be useful in a mechanical situation

and a large fill w auto body filler probably wouldn't work long either...

Hollow core doors are really inexpensive.

What are the dimensions of this door?
Where are the hinges?
Are they butts or face mounted?

Can you relocate the hinge position and fill the problem areas?

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Hello all

I have a small closet door i am hoping to rig / patch / mcgiever into being functional again.

The top area where the Hinge plate would screw into the door has a big hole, from the kids leaning on the door and over time ripping the door from the hingeplate.

So it is not possib;e to screw the plate back into the door.

I wonder if there is some kind of foam to fill that hole with that hardens enough to allow me to screw the plate into it. Or if there is another method I should consider

I cant afford a custom door
Look into wood epoxy. You may have to make some phone calls, but it is the strongest bonding material out there....

A second option is the Automotive bondo. It is widely used for such applications.

Lastly (if it is a smaller sized hole, or several smaller holes: You could bore out the hole(s) to match a diameter wood "Dowel".
Insert that into the hole using epoxy, poly. glue, or very strong wood glue...
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I installed a small bifold door, that I had to trim 1/2 inch from the bottom to match the closet size, and adjacent door. Unfortunately there was not enough material left to hold the hinge pin. I cured this by cutting out a section of the door framing, about six inches long, and made up a new block of wood which I glued into the frame, between the skin panels. You could look at possibly doing this to replace the section where your door hinge screws have pulled out.

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I installed a small bifold door, that I had to trim 1/2 inch from the bottom to match the closet size, and adjacent door. Unfortunately there was not enough material left to hold the hinge pin. I cured this by cutting out a section of the door framing, about six inches long, and made up a new block of wood which I glued into the frame, between the skin panels. You could look at possibly doing this to replace the section where your door hinge screws have pulled out.

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I agree. I've done this a few times and it works great.
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