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Forum topic by Tito98 posted 02-22-2017 03:44 AM 2468 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-22-2017 03:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hinges jewelry armoire

I am making a wall hanging jewelry armoire and attached the hinges for the door. The door is fairly heavy as it has the mirror, 3/4 inch plywood frame and 1/4 plywood backer on the back of the mirror. My concern is the half inch screws that came with the hinges will not hold as its screwed into endgrain of the red oak plywood. Should I try longer screws or maybe add a long hinge on the inside, or any other ideas you all may have. Attaching some photos to try and help show what I am talking about. Thank you!

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#1 posted 02-22-2017 03:55 AM

Longer screw should work, be sure to drill a properly sized pilot hole

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#2 posted 02-22-2017 05:49 PM

Longer screw should work, be sure to drill a properly sized pilot hole

- cutmantom

Agreed. Even if it did come loose, you can put some epoxy in the hole and run the screw back in.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 02-22-2017 06:52 PM

You could just add another hinge or go with piano hinge. Actually screws in end grain plywood hold just fine.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 02-23-2017 12:28 AM

Thank you all, my main concern was the door pulling out the screws and damaging the wood. Think I will go buy some longer matching screws

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