Repairing Recess For Swinging Door Hardware
I have a heavy hardwood kitchen door on a double action hinge. The recess for the top pivot is crumbly and no longer holds it firmly in place. This causes the door to sc**** against the door frame.
One screw hole was kind of stripped and I glued in a 1/4" dowel. The area for the other screw barely has any usable wood left. I'm thinking a possible solution is to drill out a bigger area and set in a wood block that would be suitable for solidly holding a longer screw in place. However I have never done anything like this before and I don't want to rush in an ruin a 90 year old door.
I've provided the thumbnail below to an idea of what I'm dealing with. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Repairing Recess For Swinging Door Hardware
I would be inclined to mortise the door and install a new block.