cabinet door repairThere are times when you open a cabinet door and maybe it makes a cracking noise, or it may not want to stay closed and instead pops back open.

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Start with the hinges. Inspect them and check that they are not damaged or loose. On base cabinets, kids will open the doors and sit on them which can either damage the hinge or surrounding wood. If this is the cause, you may have to replace the hinge or repair the damaged wood. Also check to make sure the hinges are not loose. If they are, obviously try to tighten the screws that hold them, or you may have to remove the screws, add some toothpicks and glue or a golf tee and glue.  If you use a golf tee, drill a small pilot hole for the hinge screw to screw into.

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If the cabinet door won’t stay closed, you can use a magnetic catch to hold it closed. You won’t be able to see it when the door is closed. You can screw the magnet side of the catch to the frame of the cabinet and the metal plate to the door frame. When the two halves come together, they stick until someone pulls the door away from the frame.

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