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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008

    Default 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.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007

    Default Re: Repairing Recess For Swinging Door Hardware

    I would be inclined to mortise the door and install a new block.
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