Repairing a Door Hinge with Matches

by Marie on March 10, 2009

My son’s door was on it’s last leg. I don’t know how it got so loose, but it only took one more push for it to rip the screws right out of the door. We didn’t want to buy a whole new door, so I called my door expert sister, Nan, and she taught us this great trick!

Door Hinge

Break the tops off your matches, we needed 3.

Broken Match

Take your door off both hinges. Lay it on it’s side, with the ripped holes facing up.

Broken Door

Pour some wood glue into each hole and place your broken match sticks in. They will need to dry over night, just to make sure the match stick stays for good.

Match stick in Door

Once the glue is dry, break off the sticking out wood with your fingers. Now your door is ready to be screwed back in. The match makes it a tight hole again and the screw will stay in, well at least for another 500 openings or so. We’ve actually done this twice now, on two different doors, so we know it works great! Thanks, Nan!

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