I would not bring up our kitchen ever again. Had y’all and me fooled didn’t it?
So there I was putting up something under the kitchen sink…I closed the cabinet door and it felt weird, kinda a wobbly waunky kind of thing. I got down on my knees and opened and closed it a couple of times. Then I got a bit pissed off (as is my way-sometimes)
As it turned out 2 of the screws that hold on the hinges were stripped out. Hum what ta heck, ya know. Now I don’t have to tell you that I’m handy with some tools so I grabbed my fancy-smachy cordless screw driver thingy. Once the screw was out of the top hinge little pieces of wood fell on the floor. That chicken sh$$ cabinet maker stripped out the hole and instead of fixing the hole he shoved broken bits of wood into it. Oh not just on the top hinge but the bottom one too.
It’s a good thing I knew how to fix it and I’m gonna share that with y’all my dear internets.
Find some toothpicks (several in my case) goop on some of that neat invention stuff called wood glue…shove them in the hole as far as you can and try to fill up as much of the hole with tooth picks. Let it dry overnight or longer, pending humidity and your need to put the door back on. This will work with most screw holes that have been stripped out and no longer hold the screw.
Once dry…Score the toothpicks with a tool of your choice (razor blade/box cutter/saw) break or cut them so that they are even with the surface.
It’s best to pre-drill the new hole with a bit that is small than the screw, then put the hinge up thar and screw it.