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Fixing Cabinet Doors that Rub Against Each Other

When your cabinet has problems with the doors hitting one another, there are a few ways to eliminate them from rubbing. Because there are so many styles of cupboards, I will be suggesting several ways of fixing the areas so that the rub is eliminated. Each situation will be different. So, hopefully you will find a suggestion that addresses your issue.

Adjusting Cabinet Hinges
Because there are so many variables that need to be considered, the best place to start is by examining the screws that are holding the hinges in place. Some times a simple adjustment to this particular cabinet door hardware will eliminate the problem.


Doors That are Too Large
Oftentimes, the original installation of the kitchen or bathroom cabinets already had the doors rubbing together. If you think that this is the case, it is very possible that the doors will need to be cut down or new ones ordered the correct size.

Sometimes different hinges can be installed that will help eliminate the friction.

Alter the Cabinet Style or Side
Another method is to use a router to cut into the cabinet enough to move the hinges over to stop the doors from rubbing against each other. This usually only works with European style hinges. If the adjustment is maxed out on the hinge and the cabinetry doors are still hitting each other, then you can try routing out the style or cabinet side so the hinge will move over a tad bit. Just make sure that the door won’t hit the one next to it, on the other side, after doing this.

How to Trim a Cabinet Doors that is Too Large
The safest way to get a kitchen cupboard door altered that is too large is to take it to a cabinet company and have them see if they can help with the situation. Generally, minor alterations from cabinet fabricators do not take long if they can be performed on the problem door.

Cabinet doors that are rubbing together can be fixed. I always suggest starting by going to a cabinet company first and letting them assess the situation. A professional will be able to advise on what the best approach is going to be for fixing each door that you’re having trouble with. If nothing else, you can discuss the situation with each other and come up with a working plan.

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