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mdf doors?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Hudson1984, 14 Feb 2020 at 12:47 PM.

  1. Hudson1984

    Hudson1984

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    Hi all,

    so, I've used kitchen cabinets in my garage. I don't really want to pay £30 a door to cover them though.

    all in would cost £360 for the doors I need - or - £60 to have them cut to size from MDF and then paint them.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/LIKERAINY-...9Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

    I was going to use these hinges but my concern is will MDF be ok as a door? I'm concerned that it'll break up around the hinge and the screws will inevitably fail pulling out a lump of MDF with it.

    Or am I being over cautious - yes i'll be using the doors of course but not 100 times a day or anything daft.

    Any suggestions? I mean most cabinet doors are similar to conti board but I assume the veneer helps hold it all together - something I'm not going to have.
     
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    Those hinges are fine but have no adjustment so require precise fixing , ordinary kitchen hinges are ideal in mdf.(18mm).
     
  4. Hudson1984

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    ah ok, see I was thinking that your normal cup hinge would be a bad idea as you only have the two small screws holding them in....well saying that, I assume because they're cut in, some of the force is applied to the wall of the hole rather than the screw.

    I would indeed be using 18mm mdf
     
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    Some kitchen doors are currently made from mdf, some kitchen hinges just clamp in the recess hole and don’t require screws.
     
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    Most kitchen doors are MDF with only public housing contract doors being made from MFC or melamine faced chipboard (not Contiboard which is really cheap sh*t). As Foxhole says, go with a cup hinge and buy a 35mm hinge boring bit to fit them.
     
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    Stick with the cup hole hinges. They will be far more forgiving when it comes to adjusting the doors.

    Drill pilot holes for the screws in the doors though. Many screws claim to be self drilling but your screws will only be 15mm long and those things won't self drill securely in 18mm MDF. Assuming that you are using 3.5mm screws, pre-drill with 2.0mm, if 4mm screws use a 2.5mm bit.
     
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