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Need help fixing Ikea wardrobe

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by OM2, 18 Nov 2020.

  1. OM2

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    I have an ikea wardrobe where the door fell off.

    See below pic:
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    I was thinking of getting 2 of these metal plates and putting over the damaged wood:

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/corner-plates-zinc-plated-83-x-0-9-x-83mm-10-pack/13954

    I was thinking of using 2 of these as they where the cheapest plates I found.

    Good idea or bad idea?

    If I use 4 screws on each plate (8 in total), will that stay in place?
    The underlying wood is cheap wood (of course being Ikea).

    My initial thoughts are: yes, will stay in place, because there being so many screws... the load is spread out?
    + I have used corner plates to fix kitchen doors and know they work fine.

    ALSO: The wood that is sticking out doesn't push back in.
    Should I take off and try to use filler? Or is that useless to do - given that the inside is hollow?

    Thanks.
     
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  4. OM2

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    I have hinges like that I bought from ebay.
    I lined up. The big holes don't line up.
    So thought I'd be better off getting the flat plates and drilling holes?

    Filler... Can you send me a link to a recommendation? Thanks
     
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    Those ones from hafele sold in screwfix are perfect match for ikea hinges.
     
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    @johnny2007 thanks for telling me!
    I bought same product from tool station as local screwfix didn't have
    Only just saw your reply now about being a perfect fit
    I think I'll get those actually - will be much better
    Thanks
     
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