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Wardrobe door Blum hinge fitting query.

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by angularbanjo, 21 Aug 2010.

  1. angularbanjo

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    Hi

    I think this goes here rather than doors/windows?

    Anyway

    We have fitted wardrobes where the openings have 2 doors hinged in the middle then 'fold' open to one side (if that makes any sense!)

    The fixings which fitted into the top/bottom corners of the doors are basically shot, the doors keep coming off so the wardrobes (x2) have been doorless for a few months now whilst I ponder what to do.

    My cunning plan which I would like your thoughts on is this:

    Seperate the doors by taking the centre hinge off so I now have 2x42cm doors to fit into each of the 84cm openings. Purchase 8x Blum type hinges and a 35mm drill bit. Drill holes for the Blum hinges (2 on each door, might need 3...the doors are 2m high and quite heavy?) and basically fit them so they now open conventionally outwards from the middle. (new handles/paint etc etc).

    I'll have to reposition the existing facings which overlap a little on the vertical and top horizontal into the openings but that's easy enough.

    My only concerns are drilling the big 35mm holes for the Blum hinges (positioning right, not too deep etc) and the doors themselves. They appear to be chipboard with a some kind of veneer or facing to make them look like wood and they are 2.4mm thick.

    My question is should my plan work, is there anything obvious I've not thought about and do I need a jig for accurately drilling the holes (I've seen one advertised on ebay for £20)??

    Thanks in advance

    Steve
     
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    You sure about the measurement of the door depth :?:
    That's about this || in depth.
     
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    Okay, obvious typo, 2.4cm not 2.4 mm.....doh!
     
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    Your keyboards still faulty. ;)
    You don't need a jig to drill hole , you can be out a couple of mm and still plenty of adjustment on hinge, practice drilling on a scrap of timber before drilling, depth cutting is pretty slow on mdf? [chipboard is quicker]so small risk of going too deep.
     
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    would be wise to drill right through a bit of scrap, clamp it on and use that as a guide. Hinge and forstner bits can be unwieldy beasts.
     
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    Do you think so?, I always use free hand without problem.
     
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    ah, but your answer implies that you've done it before, many times ;)
     
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